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Unexpected Health Benefits of Blueberries

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Unexpected Health Benefits of Blueberries

We are blessed to live in a world rich with a variety of delicious fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds. Each plant-based food has its own unique flavor, scent and nutritional profile — made of health giving vitamins and phytochemicals (many of which act as antioxidants).

A well-known super food, and one of my favorite fruits, is the antioxidant powerhouse: the Blueberry. This fruit is a classic option for topping off your fruit bowl, sweetening muffins and filling perfect pies. (Check out this raw pie recipe!)

While they might be a bit pricy to find fresh at the market or grocer, blueberries are truly a worthwhile treat, especially when they are in season.

 

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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12:29AM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Blueberries come up with lots of amazing health benefits and they are my favorites. It reduces cancer risk, improves cardiovascular health, boost memory power and lots more

1:44PM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

I knew it Anyway thanks for sharing.

5:20PM PDT on Jun 13, 2013

I love blueberries

8:29PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

thank you

7:52PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

I knew most of this but it is good to have a reminder once in a while!

Thanks for sharing!

10:32AM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

There are so many wonderful super foods out there. I do want to mention thatBlueberries should be organic since they do use a lot of pesticides on them. On the shoppers guide to pesticides in produce they are #13 on the list. For more info you can go to www.ewg.org/foodnews/list.php.
Thank you for the article on Blueberries they are a great food :)

3:56AM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

For some reason, I am a big vegetable eater, but not fruits. I buy for my wife, and clean them for her, but some reason will not do that for myself.

11:45PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

I know Mother nature rocks

4:07AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Thank you Alisa, for Sharing this!

3:15AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Thanks for the info.

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