Healthy and Delicious BC Blueberries

Health

Blueberries have more to offer than just good looks and taste!

You can't go wrong eating blueberries as they continue to be one of the best choices to include in a healthy diet. Blueberries have been considered one of the leading "superfruits" by researchers in Canada and U.S. who keep finding more and more health benefits from this tasty little berry. A 125ml (1/2 cup) serving of blueberries is all it takes to make up one of the 7-10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by the Canadian Food Guide.

Blueberries rank among the highest for antioxidant activity in testings of over 100 different foods. Being one of the best sources of antioxidants, blueberries can help slow the aging process and reduce cell damage that can lead to cancer, cardiovascular disease and loss of brain function. Blueberries also contain condensed tannins that help prevent urinary tract infections, and anthyocyanin-a natural compound linked to reducing eyestrain.

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Be good to your body and tastebuds: eat BC Blueberries any time, any day of the year!