Health — February 10, 2015 at 8:45 am

Blueberries: A Superfood


BlueberriesBlueberries are truly a superfood, native to the North American landscape. These small, sometimes tart sometimes sweet berries, are packed with many nutrients that help define them to be a true superfood:

  • High levels of antioxidant phytonutrients (non-vitamin, non-mineral components of food that have significant healthful benefits)
  • Literally thousands of phytonutrients, each with their own unique job and composition
  • Phytonutrients help the body cells communicate with each other more efficiently while preventing mutations at the cellular level
  • These phytonutrients also prevent the proliferation of cancer cells
  • Although blueberries are not filled with vitamin C and E, because they are so rich in phytonutrients, they still provide as much antioxidant protection to the body as 1,733 IU of vitamin E and more than 1200 milligrams of vitamin C

Blueberries are great in almost anything: salads, cereals, oatmeal, smoothies, frozen yogurt, or just raw! So add some blueberries to your next meal for some antioxidant power!


Contributor: Dr. Gregg Baron

The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  None of the information presented is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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