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Blueberries to the Rescue!

By Staff

Blueberries to the Rescue!

Small but mighty, simple blueberries have incredible health benefits. Enjoy them even more when you grow them yourself!

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Blueberries may be small in size but they pack a big nutritional punch! They’re low in fat and have high concentrations of fiber and antioxidants. Just one serving of blueberries contains almost 25 percent of your daily requirement of Vitamin C.

Incorporate more blueberries into your diet and reap the many health benefits. Blueberries have been shown to:

1. Improve Memory

A recent study has found that blueberries might help reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Research suggests that the high antioxidant levels found in blueberries can help improve memory and cognitive function in older adults. So get snackin’ on those blues!

2. Lower Cancer Risk

Blueberries are known as super fruits due to their high antioxidant levels. Studies have shown that the antioxidants found in blueberries can protect from cell damage that could lead to forms of cancer.

3. Promote Heart Health

Yes, blueberries are good for your heart! This is especially good news since heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. According to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, the consumption of blueberries can help decrease blood pressure, which is a major factor in heart disease.

While you can always purchase blueberries at the grocery store, why not plant your own berry plants and enjoy the benefits of blueberries right from your own backyard? Bushel and Berry™ is a collection of easy to grow, exceptionally beautiful and delicious berry plants for the home garden. Find them at select garden centers this spring and improve your health with nutritious blues!

  • Published on Apr 17, 2017
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