Blueberries Are More Than a Tasty Treat
In recent years, the scientific community has been discovering an increasing number of benefits offered by the berry family. Blueberries, in particular, have shown some amazing health potential. If you’ve always thought blueberries were just a tasty treat, you haven’t even touched the surface of what these tiny treasures have to offer.
An Antioxidant Superstar
Antioxidants are essential in fighting disease and neutralizing cancer-causing free radicals. In a recent study completed at the USDA nutrition center, the antioxidant properties of blueberries were compared to that of 40 other fruits and vegetables. Guess who came in first place? Blueberries!
In addition to warding off disease, antioxidants have also been known to have an anti-aging effect. Considering the antioxidant power blueberries posses, some could say they are the as close as we’ll get to the proverbial fountain of youth.
The Better to See You With, My Dear
As if fighting off cancer and other disease isn’t enough of a reason to eat blueberries, research has also indicated that blueberries can help mankind maintain good eyesight. If your eyesight has been on the decline, you might want to consider some blueberries each day to keep the optician away.
The majority of people know that cranberries are great for urinary tract health. Unfortunately, some people just can’t tolerate the tart taste of the fruit. What many people don’t know, however, is that blueberries can provide just as much benefit to the urinary tract and more people find this particular fruit more palatable than cranberries are.
If you want to take advantage of all of the benefits blueberries have to offer, you’re going to want to make sure you have enough blueberries in your diet. Fortunately, this isn’t hard to do.
If you want to incorporate plenty of blueberries into your diet, add them to your pancakes, your ice cream, even your salads. Many blueberry fans make fruit smoothies using blueberries as the main ingredient. I personally enjoy adding blueberries to healthy cereals in the morning.