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by Geri Walton ~ February 22nd, 2009

blueberries,blueberry,fruits,fruit,health benefits,healthy eating, eating the right foods,rules for eating healthy,You’ve probably heard that blueberries are supposed to be a super food and a nutritional powerhouse. Indeed, they seem to offer some great health benefits due to their antioxidant compounds, which reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, a main component in numerous diseases. They’ve also been touted to improve mental deterioration, and the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) scale, a method of measuring antioxidant capacities of various foods, lists them as having one of the highest values. Health benefits attributed to the blueberry include:

Blueberries are available in thirty different varieties and were first cultivated in the early 20th century by a botanist named Elizabeth White who worked for United States Department of Agriculture. White went on to establish a commercial blueberry business, and although we can thank White for our ability to enjoy blueberries today, it is nature we can thank for our ability to indulge in such a tasty fruit that fights disease, improves memory, and protects vision.

5 Responses to Blueberries

  1. Mediterranean Turkish Cook

    Didn’t know that blueberries helped memory. These berries definitely have many health benefits. I just wish they were cheaper!

  2. Jim

    I eat Blueberrys every day.
    I have had macular Degeneration since I was 9 Years old.
    I am 68 now.
    I wonder what my eyes would be like without eating all these eye health foods?
    We also sell low Vision aids in our Retail store.
    If you want to take a look type in

  3. Blond Duck

    I think I might have to start eating more blueberries!

  4. Jane

    Hmmm…not my favorite fruit since they are so tiny but I love blueberry muffins! That’s good info about eating to protect against cataracts. Wbat, no human studies? Well, it can’t hurt to eat them anyway, right?

  5. Janis

    Deliscious and good for your body, what can’t blueberries do?

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