For many centuries, Native Americans gathered fresh blueberries from the forests of North America. Even then, blueberries were revered for their medicinal properties and were consumed year round.
Who would have thought one little fruit could be so good for you? And so tasty?
It’s true. A handful of blueberries each day delivers a huge range of health benefits that will make you feel great inside and out.
The secret to the success of the humble little blueberry is its stratospheric antioxidant content.
Just half a cup of blueberries contains the same amount of antioxidants as:
2 ¼ cups of broccoli 2 ½ cups of spinach 2 ½ cups of corn
As you probably know, antioxidants are one of nature’s wonders that help protect our bodies from a range of diseases and illnesses.
How do antioxidants work?
Every day, our cells wage a battle against free radicals – unstable oxygen molecules associated with cancer, heart disease and the effects of ageing. Dietary antioxidants come to the rescue by neutralising the free radicals and helping to prevent cell damage.
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powerful antioxidants that help to counter the build-up of arterial plaque & improve cardiovascular health
help to protect our brains from degeneration, neurotoxicity & oxidative stress
contain iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K; all required for healthy bones
anthocyanidins, vitamin C and copper all help the body produce collagen which helps keep skin young-looking
low calorie, low on the glycemic index & high in fibre
as a natural source of prebiotics, they promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut