Sunday, July 31, 2011

Blueberries: Nature's Wonder Food!

I am shocked that in the 2 plus years of writing on this blog I have never done a posting on blueberries. Blueberries may be the best thing you can eat!

First they are loaded with anti-oxidants. The free-radical destroying, cancer fighting nutrients that Americans do not get enough of. People ask the question all of the time: why is cancer so prevalent in today's society? Some think it is pollutants, others chemicals. For me the answer is easy: ultra processed foods instead of whole foods.

If more people ate raw blueberries, along with other foods like almonds and bananas, there would be a lot less cancer in our world today. Blueberries anti-oxidant richness has been established for several years now. They've also been shown to boost brain function, and they are an excellent source of fiber.

A new study is now suggesting another health benefit of the humble blueberry: lower cholesterol!

Click here for story: http://www.realage.com/tips/blueberries-lower-cholesterol?click=main_sr
Okay, it's no news flash that blueberries are nutritious. But here's something you probably didn't know: They may help keep your arteries from clogging.

In an animal study, researchers discovered that blueberries could have the power to cut LDL cholesterol levels almost in half.
The article goes on to state that more research is needed before we can say for sure that blueberries work the same magic in humans, but the common thinking is that it will. The belief is that the blueberries improve liver function. And if they do that in other mammals, why not humans too?

So enjoy blueberries anyway you can. But I suggest a serving or two of raw blueberries a day! Remember, raw (when possible) is the way nature intended for us to eat our whole foods!
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