Florida Blueberry Facts
Current research has determined that blueberries seem to qualify as a super food. Benefits established to date include:
Cancer fighting Anti-oxidants- The pigment that makes blueberries blue makes them the number one source of anti-oxidants which consume cancer causing free radicals.
Anti-aging/ memory enhancement- Can’t find your car keys? Eat more blueberries.Blueberries have been demonstrated to improve memory
Reduction of cardiovascular disease and stroke- Blueberries are rich in compounds that reduce bad cholesterol and promote cardiovascular health.
Infection fighting- a compound in blueberries has been demonstrated to fight urinary infection and is being considered as a pharmaceutical.
Improved eyesight- The european relative of the blueberry, the bilberry, has been demonstrated to improve visual acuity.
The amount of scientific research demonstrating the unique benefits of blueberries is truely amazing and seems to be accelerating.
To get more information about this research as well as great recipes and other blueberry facts visit the website of The United States Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC)
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