What is the only naturally blue food?  You likely guessed it — Blueberries!  Not only are they refreshing and delicious, they really are a “superfood” and will help you LIVE YOUNGER with their long list of benefits.  Here are just five of the reasons to enjoy them as often as possible:

  1. Brain Health:  Research has consistently shown that Blueberries improve brain function and may combat Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.  They slow mental decline by helping clear toxic proteins.
  2. Clearer Vision:  Age-related vision disorders such as Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, and Diabetes-related Retinopathy can benefit from Blueberries because they contain anthocyanins which help maintain a healthy retina and reduce eye strain and vision deterioration. Blueberries also are rich in zinc, which is a mineral that helps the eyes adjust to the dark.
  3. Improved Metabolism:  The anthocyanins in Blueberries also help speed up metabolism.  Their high fiber content benefits digestion and helps you feel fuller longer.
  4. Heart Health:  Since Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and fiber, they help dissolve bad cholesterol (LDL) which can narrow the arteries and increase the risk for stroke and heart attack.  High levels of homocysteine in the blood is thought to contribute to arterial wall damage via plaque formation.  This delicious fruit has Vitamin B6 and Folate to fight chronic inflammation induced by this breakdown product.
  5. Decreased Cancer Risk:  Especially good at fighting colon, ovarian, and liver cancer, Blueberries contain Vitamin C, Copper, and Phenolic Compounds that work together to suppress cancer cells.  Their folate helps DNA repair itself and work more efficiently.

START SOMEWHERE today enjoying the many Blueberry benefits.  I love to put a handful over a salad, in yogurt or oatmeal.  They add an artistic “pop” of color to any entree or snack.  Today is the very best day to make one small change from which you can reap multiple returns.   

Blueberry Benefits

Blueberry Benefits