10 Reasons to Eat Blueberries

blueberries2This summer is providing us with an incredible bounty of peaches, strawberries and now blueberries. The ultimate superfood, the little blue orb is packed with minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber.

Blueberries have wonderful health boosting properties. Here are 10 benefits that might encourage you to eat blueberries every day.

1. Memory loss – Researchers at Tufts University in Boston found that aging mice that were given blueberry extract improved their balance, coordination and short-term memory. Anthocyanin, which gives the blueberries their strong bluish purple color, appears to protect the neurons in the brain.

2. Anti-aging – Blueberries contain high levels of antioxidants which help get rid of free radicals in the blood. Free radicals can damage cell membranes and DNA through a process known as oxidative stress. Free radicals cause many of the physical signs of aging. Continue reading “10 Reasons to Eat Blueberries”

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