The Brilliant Blueberry

by Leisa on April 22, 2008

Blueberries are one fruit that can often be found in my fridge whenever they are in season – they are tiny little round balls of goodness and like all berries, are very high in antioxidants.  My almost-4-year-old nephew Jack is also a big fan, and can sit down to a tub at a time of his favourite “blues”.

Blueberries have been shown in studies by the US Agricultural Research Service to contain chemicals that decreased the growth of cervical and breast cancer cells by a considerable percentage.  Blueberries also contain plenty of resveratrol, another potential anti-cancer nutrient.

Any fruits as high in antioxidants as Blueberries, are thought to reverse or slow down aging because of their ability to combat free radical damage.  Blueberries though have also been found to prevent urinary tract infections in a similar way to cranberry juice, and it is also claimed that eating Blueberries improves short term memory loss and enhances motor skills!  More reasons to enjoy these delicious treats.

Berry Blue Smoothie:

1 cup of fresh Blueberries
1/2 cup frozen Blueberries
2 bananas
250ml of coconut water

Blend and enjoy!



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