Not only do they taste great and look fun, but they are sooo good for you!
I’m talking about blueberries which are fresh and in season. A USDA lab at Tufts University in Boston ranked blueberries as No. 1 in antioxidant activity out of 40 fruits and vegetables (Whole Foods Market, Blueberries, p. 64).
These antioxidants are from its plant pigment, anthocyanins, that give these lovely berries their gorgeous color. Anthocyanins may prevent the growth of cancer cells and help prevent heart disease. Newer studies suggest that anthocyanins in blueberries may also protect against neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It can slow down memory loss and the age-related decline in cognitive function.
What’s not to like about that! Eat them in cereals, salads, over ice cream or just out of the pint. Yummy…