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Balancing Your Diet With Blueberries

By Brandi Swieter  

Blueberries have long been touted as a superfood, with antioxidants galore ready to tackle illness and keep the body healthy. Anyone looking to balance their diet and add some fruits and veggies to the mix should start with these small purple-blue morsels. They pack a lot of punch and power when it comes to nutrition.

The Secret to Weight Loss

Anyone looking to lose weight should start by adding blueberries to their diet. The fruit is low in calories, with just 85 in a full cup. Grab some as a snack, add them to cereal, or top yogurt with the tasty treat. They even work well in smoothies and give the drink a pretty color. With lots of vitamins, the body will be well-hydrated and healthy during the weight loss journey.

A Positive Impact on Brain Health

Due to the antioxidants found in blueberries, an increase in oxygen is possible. The cells receive enough oxygen without any free radicals blocking it from getting to the appropriate place. This is crucial for brain health and optimal functioning. That is why it is said people suffering from memory problems and even Alzheimer’s should consume more blueberries. Adequate consumption may help to lessen the symptoms.

Cancer-Fighting Capabilities

The ability to fight cancer is strong with blueberries. They are packed with so many antioxidants, and even take on the bluish hue of the anthocyanins within. These compounds work to fight off bad cells within the body and slow tumor growth. They are particularly useful in stopping prostate and breast cancers. With Vitamin C and other helpful nutrients, this fruit has all the cancer-fighting capabilities one could need.

They’ll Steal (and Heal) Your Heart

Blueberries will quickly become one of your heart’s desires once you realize just how beneficial they are for it. The fruit contains the ideal vitamins and nutrients, such as flavonoids, to help the arteries dilate and prevent plaque from building up and getting in the way. This works to prevent heart disease and heart attacks, and lessen the risk with just three servings per week.

Enjoy more blueberries as a way to enhance health and promote wellness from within. Your body will thank you for the delicious bites of purple-hued fruit with plenty of antioxidants to fight some serious illnesses and keep the body clean. It’s one of the best foods you can consume.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Baytown, Tex.

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