Go wild for blueberries and improve your health
It's no secret that blueberries are packed with antioxidants but did you know they pack a punch for overall eye health and wellness, too? According to a study by Tufts University, blueberries may help to reduce your risk of cataracts, glaucoma, heart disease, cancer, and other conditions.
And they don't stop there! Some other benefits of the blueberry are:
- They're good for the brain! Studies have shown that blueberries may not only help improve learning and memory capacity, but also can fight the effects of Alzheimer's disease.
- They're high in the soluble fiber pectin, which can help lower cholesterol.
- Want an extra boost? Add some chia seeds, which contain more omega 3s than flax seeds or salmon.
Fresh U.S. blueberries are in season from May through October, and imported blueberries are available all year long. Put them in a covered container in the fridge and they'll last for about a week. They're very delicate, so don't wash them until you're ready to eat them. Then, just pop them in your mouth, or add them to yogurt or cereal for a burst of blue goodness.
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