|Not only do fresh blueberries taste great, they are full of antioxidants and are great for your health.
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"Your go-to Superfruit for brain function and memory. Several studies link high flavonoid levels in blueberries with a better memory, and regular consumption may help keep your brain functioning well as you age, new research suggests. One study found that women with the highest intake of berries appeared to have a delay in cognitive aging by a whopping 2.5 years. Blueberries are also rich in manganese, which plays an important role in your metabolism, which can help keep you slim and energized."
23 Superfruits You Need Now!
"In terms of antioxidant power, fresh blueberries are stars, with high concentrations of anthocyanins, which may curb cancer cell proliferation."
20 Ways to Stand Up to Cancer
August 2012, Huffington Post
"Blueberries, raspberries, strawberrieswhatever berry you like bestare full of anti-inflammatories, which reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer."
10 Best Foods for Your Heart
"The key ingredient, pterostilbene, is a natural antioxidant and mops
up highly reactive molecules called free radicals that can trigger
Blueberries tackle bowel cancer
March 2007, BBC News
"...the best foods to slow the aging process contain high amounts of antioxidants."
Take first steps against aging at the dinner table
February 2007, CNN.com
"...research that shows that blueberries can help protect against some
forms of cancer and heart disease, as well as offset some of the
effects of aging, consumers have been rushing to add the
antioxidant-rich fruit to their daily diet."
Science boosts the once lowly blueberry
June 2005, The Washington Post
"Because the compound appears to be effective even in low
concentrations, people might be able to get the cholesterol-lowering
benefit simply by eating blueberries."
Added Beauty From Blueberries
August 2004, The New York Times
"A compound in the fruits acted as effectively as a commercial drug
used to reduce levels of the "bad" form of cholesterol in rodents."
Blueberries 'lower cholesterol'
August 2004, BBC News
"If there is one food I would recommend that my patients eat every day, it is blueberries."
After the Blueberries
October 2002, Time Magazine
"Pint for pint, these little blue jewels may contain more antioxidants
than any other fruit or vegetable. The most powerful health-promoting
compounds in blueberries are anthocyanins..."
10 Foods that pack a wallop
January 2002, Time Magazine
"Blueberries and blackberries are at the top of the list of
brain-boosting foods because they are exceptionally rich in chemicals
Brain boosters: Pills and potions
November 1999, CNN.com & WebMD.com
"They're packed with more antioxidants than 40 other fresh fruits and
vegetables, making them good weapons in the fight against cancer and
other age-related diseases, according to researchers at Tufts
Tangy Blueberries Pack A Healthy Punch
August 1999, The Seattle Times
"Antioxidants are effective in destroying free radicals --
cell-damaging compounds that can help cause cancer and heart disease
and speed the aging process."
Fountain of youth could be in the produce aisle
April 1999, CNN.com