10 Health Benefits Of BlueberriesDara Wechsler
Blueberries are the best and ultimate brain food! They’ve been shown to improve memory and reverse brain deterioration. Not only are they a good source of vitamin C, Vitamin K, and manganese; they also have one of the highest oxygen radical absorbance capacity. All these antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds help fight against cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Best of all, you can get all these health benefits by just incorporating a 1/2 cup a day into your diet. Low in calories and high in fiber, eat a 1/2 cup a day to keep your brain sharp, young, and healthy. Enjoy fresh, frozen, tossed-in salads, or just added to your favorite smoothie or dessert.
What to look for when buying blueberries
Look for firm, dry, plump blueberries with smooth skin and no shriveled or moldy pieces. Try and pass on the greenish or red blueberries as they’re most likely underripe.
Your blueberries can be stored on the counter if you plan to use them within a day. Otherwise, check through the container and remove any damaged or moldy ones and place them unwashed, in the fridge. They should keep for up to a week.