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12 Surprising Reasons to Eat More Blueberries

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12 Surprising Reasons to Eat More Blueberries

1.  Catechins found in blueberries activate fat-burning genes in abdominal fat cells to assist with weight loss, and belly fat loss in particular.  According to research at Tufts University, regularly ingesting catechins increases abdominal fat loss by 77 percent and double total weight loss.

2.  They contain a group of natural phytonutrients (plant nutrient) called proanthocyanidins which have a unique ability to protect both the watery and fatty parts of the brain against damage from some environmental toxins.

3.  Blueberries are one of the richest sources of proanthocyanidins.  These phytonutrients decrease free radicals levels that are linked to aging (yes wrinkling!) and disease.

Related:  5 Food Habits that Age You

4.  In animal studies, those given an extract of blueberries had less motor skill decline and performed better on memory tests than animals not given the blueberries.  Researchers conclude that compounds in blueberries may reverse some age-related memory loss and motor skill decline.

5.  Blueberries are packed with vitamins C, E, riboflavin, niacin, and folate.

6.  They are a rich source of the phytonutrients ellagic acid.  Ellagic acid has proven anticancer and genetic-material-protection capabilities.  It also encourages a healthy rate of apoptosis—how the body seeks out and destroys harmful or damaged cells, like cancer cells.

Related:  8 Ways to Enjoy Blueberries

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6:26AM PDT on Aug 6, 2015

There's actually now a product I found that focuses on the blueberry as a nutritional supplement. I found it here at I just ordered some and I'm really looking forward to trying it!

2:30PM PDT on Jun 17, 2015

How much of fresh blueberries do you eat a day to help with the 12 facts

7:28AM PDT on Jun 14, 2015

tasty info....

5:28AM PDT on May 16, 2015

Like other fruits, blueberries provide you with the best flavor and the greatest health benefits which include: Fight Cancer, Improve Heart Health, Boost Brain Health, and so on. Read More:

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7:07PM PDT on Mar 13, 2015

Thanks, I miss blueberries in the Winter, I will be glad when I can get them at a reasonable price again... 8)

9:58AM PDT on Mar 12, 2015

Thank you

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