Friday, August 19, 2011


Recent USDA studies show that blueberries are a tasty way to eat right and stay healthy. Scientists at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University ranked blueberries # 1 in antioxidant activity compared with 40 other commercially available fruits and vegetables.

Dr. James Joseph, chief researcher at Tufts, is working with blueberries to examine their potential to help improve motor skills and reverse the short-term memory loss that comes with aging.

“The blueberry has emerged as a very powerful food in the aging battle,” said Dr. Joseph. “Given the possibility that blueberries may reverse short-term memory loss and forestall other effects of aging, their potential may be very great.”

According to the research findings at the Rutgers Blueberry Cranberry Research Center, blueberries help promote urinary tract health. According to Dr. Amy Howell, blueberries like cranberries, contain compounds that prevent the bacterial responsible for urinary tract infections from attaching to the bladder wall.

Eat a handful 2 or 3 times a week and see your energy level go up and good health begin!

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