BLUEBERRIES

Are bursting with flavor and are one of the best fruits to obtain high levels of antioxidants! Anthocyanidins are some of the most powerful antioxidants around, and their blue-red flavonoid pigments are the source of the blueberries' color. Aside from preventing free-radical damage, blueberries also help to stabilize the collagen matrix. This combats cataracts, glaucoma, cancer, heart disease and varicose veins to name a few. Scientific studies have also found that blueberries protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related dementia.

Why Blueberries should be in every yard or garden, and in everyone's diet!

A kind and generous lady "from the old country" once made a point of telling me to "be sure to eat a handful of blueberries every day, because it will ward off disease and keep your brain sharp in old age". I knew that blueberries were good for me, but I didn't realize how right she was! The blueberry is native to North America and it combines more disease-fighting antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable! Because of their excellent health and anti-aging benefits, blueberries have been called "Brain berries" and "Youth berries". They are low in calories and, they reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. No Spray is required to control insects or disease, and they are the easiest of all fruits to preserve, by far! Simply pick the berries and put them into a freezer bag and take them directly to your freezer. Some people might want to rinse them off before freezing, but since they have not been sprayed, it really isn't necessary.

—Niles Kinerk, Founder of Gardens Alive!®



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