Eat Blueberries Often for Excellent Antioxidant Protection

March 31, 2009

Blueberries are a great source of high potency antioxidants, bioflavanoids, and phytochemicals.  They have a high ORAC rating, are low in calories and carbohydrates, and are simply one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

Blueberries neutralize free radical damage and are cardioprotective due to the presence of anthocyanins.  Blueberries, along with its counterpart, bilberries - are visually protective as well...guarding against macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Recently it has been proven that blueberries are quite valuable in warding off age-related brain dysfunction, in particular Alzheimer's and dementia.  Another award winning property in blueberries is ellagic acid.  Ellagic acid is believed to help prevent ovarian and colon cancers, in addition to being cancer preventative in general.

And if all of that wasn't enough blueberries are touted as being beneficial to intestinal health and digestion.

1 Cup of fresh blueberries have 81 calories, 20 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams of fiber, and 0 fat grams.  Blueberries are high in manganese, Vitamin C and E, as well as a host of other excellent nutrients.

The big story here is the high antioxidant activity.  So get to the market and load up on those amazing little blue berries!

You Might Also Like


  1. YES! My little blue super food! Thanks for reminding me. I will have the double-wammy tonight. Blueberry kefir!


  2. Kefir is so very nutritious. I can't say I am a fan though. I like my Greek yogurt. Blueberries make it special and healthy. Thanks for the comment.


Copyright © 2008 - 2017
Guide to Life for Women.
All rights reserved worldwide.

Health and nutrition information on this web site is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to be used as a substitute for advice provided by your physician, nutritionist, or health care provider. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating any health condition or disease or for prescribing medications and/or other treatments. Please consult your health care provider or nutritionist before starting any new diet or exercise program. Information and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.