It’s National Blueberry Month! 5 Facts About Blueberries

Who is looking to boost their health this season? Since it is the month of July, now is a good time to discuss the health benefits of blueberries. If you were not aware, July is recognized as National Blueberry Month.

To celebrate, we have put together five facts about blueberries. These are sure to make your mouth water for a healthy handful.

#1: Blueberries are the #1 fruit with the highest antioxidant capacity. It beats out any other berry! These powerful antioxidants have been known to improve the immune system and prevent infections in the body (especially urinary tract infections.)
#2: Blueberries can help with weight loss. Blueberries have fewer than 100 calories in a cup, making it a healthy pick to snack on. There have also been numerous studies, linking blueberries to the loss of stomach fat.
#3: The deeper the color of a blueberry, the richer they are in antioxidants, vitamins and medicinal perks. Go for the darkest berries!
#4: Blueberries can reduce the risk of cancer. Anthocyanins (which give the fruit its hue) have been studied and known to attack cancer-causing free radicals in the body.
#5: Blueberries for the brain! Numerous studies have shown that blueberries can help reduce the risk of memory loss. Brain food at its finest!

Are you ready to reap the benefits of blueberries? Hit your local farmer’s market or superstore to purchase a carton. You may even be lucky enough to have a picking area near you—fun for the whole family! Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to enjoy this fruit much more now that you are aware of what it can do for your body and health.

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