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Health Benefits of the Blueberry

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Not only are blueberries yummy, they have some fantastic health benefits.

You won’t find a healthier berry than a blueberry. Most commercial berries are extremely high in pesticides and herbicides.

The blueberry, however, consistently tests for low levels of toxic chemicals compared to other fruits. Blueberries contain high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and fiber, but it is the antioxidant properties of blueberries that separate it from other berries. Blueberries are high in anthrocyanidins which in addition to giving the blueberry its dark color are also responsible for some of its greatest health benefits.

Choose blueberries to improve heart health, vision health, and digestive health.

It is one of the tastiest healthy things you can do for yourself. Blueberries are in season from July to September, and they are great to toss into yoghurt, kefir, or to add to a smoothie. You can also freeze them to enjoy during the rest of the year. When picking your blueberries choose firm, dark berries. The deeper the color of the blueberry the richer it is in antioxidants and the higher its medicinal value.

 

 

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Dr. Ingrid Maes

Dr. Ingrid Maes specializes in gentle chiropractic care and creating a lifestyle that promotes your best health. As a doctor of chiropractic and certified acupuncturist, Ingrid is skilled at identifying the root cause of imbalance and creating physical, nutritional and emotional balance in all systems of your body.

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