Blueberries are a powerful and versatile fruit. They can be added to breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner and dessert! Blueberries can be juiced or added to smoothies, eaten fresh and raw,
frozen, and even cooked. Add blueberries to yogurt, granola, or cereal.
The scientist who discovered the secret power of blueberries, Ronald Prior, PhD, also the head of the USDA Phytochemical Laboratory at Tufts, recommends adding one-half cup of blueberries to your diet every day! Lower on the glycemic index than other fruits, blueberries offer Vitamin C, fiber, folic acid and a powerful antioxidant. Eat them frozen, fresh, or dried. Fresh Blueberries should be kept in the refrigerator.
Blueberries contain the powerful antioxidant and flavanoid Anthocyanins. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and help prevent diseases and ill-effects of aging, cancer and heart disease. The most powerful antioxidants are phytochemicals. Anthocyanins are the phytochemical that gives Blueberries their distinctive rich color. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants!
Just one-half cup of blueberries offer as much antioxidant value as FIVE servings of Peas, Carrots, Apples,
Squash, or Broccoli.
- May slow down and reverse some effects of aging.
- May help protect against cancer.
- Contain Ellagic acid which can inhibit the growth of tumors (as studied in laboratory mice.)
- Are a good source of Vitamin C and fiber.
- Help prevent urinary tract infections (they stop bacteria from attaching to the bladder, like cranberries.)
- May protect against brain damage from strokes.
- Are key to healthy vision.
- Studies are showing that blueberries can reduce eyestrain and improve night vision.
- Wild Blueberries contain even more of the antioxidant properties.
ANd they wear cute hats!
Marie Claire Newsletter
Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
Pamela Anderson’s Makeup-Free Streak Continues, From Paris to London
Anderson ditched a glam squad for the 2023 Fashion Awards last night.
By Rachel Burchfield
Amal Clooney Goes Two-for-Two This Week, This Time in Glitterball Gold and Bronze
In black the night prior, Clooney shone—literally—in Atelier Versace.
By Rachel Burchfield
Richa Moorjani Is 'Fargo' Season 5’s Moral Center—But She Almost Didn’t Let It Happen
The actress opens up about how imposter syndrome made her believe that she didn’t belong in the ‘Fargo’ universe.
By Quinci LeGardye
Senator Klobuchar: "Early Detection Saves Lives. It Saved Mine"
Senator and breast cancer survivor Amy Klobuchar is encouraging women not to put off preventative care any longer.
By Senator Amy Klobuchar
How Being a Plus-Size Nude Model Made Me Finally Love My Body
I'm plus size, but after I decided to pose nude for photos, I suddenly felt more body positive.
By Kelly Burch
I'm an Egg Donor. Why Was It So Difficult for Me to Tell People That?
Much like abortion, surrogacy, and IVF, becoming an egg donor was a reproductive choice that felt unfit for society’s standards of womanhood.
By Lauryn Chamberlain
The 20 Best Probiotics to Keep Your Gut in Check
Gut health = wealth.
By Julia Marzovilla
Simone Biles Is Out of the Team Final at the Tokyo Olympics
She withdrew from the event due to a medical issue, according to USA Gymnastics.
By Rachel Epstein
The Truth About Thigh Gaps
We're going to need you to stop right there.
By Kenny Thapoung
3 Women On What It’s Like Living With An “Invisible” Condition
Despite having no outward signs, they can be brutal on the body and the mind. Here’s how each woman deals with having illnesses others often don’t understand.
By Emily Shiffer
The High Price of Living With Chronic Pain
Three women open up about how their conditions impact their bodies—and their wallets.
By Alice Oglethorpe