Did you know July is National Blueberry Month? National Blueberry Month was founded by the North American Blueberry Council and was officially recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture in 2003.
According to the National Day Calendar, blueberries were domesticated during the early 1900’s. Before domestication, the only way you could enjoy fresh blueberries was to seek them out where they grew in the wild.
According to Healthline, blueberries are evidently labeled as a super food. These berries are low in calories and also incredibly good for you. Blueberries are nutrient dense and packed full of Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Manganese.
Blueberries are full of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from harmful free radicals that can damage cells, further disease and the aging process. This miraculous berry is said to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables.
Some of the benefits of antioxidants in blueberries include:
- Lowering the oxidation of bad LDL Cholesterol
- Lowering Blood Pressure
- Preventing Heart Disease
- Improving Memory and Brain Function
- Anti-Diabetic effects
In addition, if you eat blueberries before bed, they can help reduce your overall stress, allowing you to have a more restful sleep at night.
Blueberries are very healthy and unquestionably nutritious. Who doesn’t want boosted heart health and brain function? Start taking steps for a healthier you by enjoying these sweet and colorful little berries!
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