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Blueberries: What's Not to Love?

Blueberries: What's Not to Love?

The darker the berry... the greater the antioxidants - just doesn't have the same ring as the sweeter the juice, but so true in the case of blueberries. Those tiny blue fruit gems are just loaded with good things for you and me.

Blueberries are antioxidants and have been found to be one of the most effective foods for destroying free radicals. It is the blue-red pigment in the berries that make them such powerful warriors against the carcinogenic free radicals. They are also a low calorie, high fiber food.

In a recent study performed on rats, blueberry extract improved age related memory loss, balance and coordination in "elderly" rats. These berries also contain tannins that help decrease inflammation, particularly in the digestive system. Plus blueberries promote urinary tract health, which is important if you are battling a UTI on vacation overseas and can't get your hands on cranberry juice.

The best thing about blueberries is they are in season right now through early fall. I love them in fruit salad, on yogurt or just in my morning bowl of cereal. How about you?


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