Blueberries have been found to be one of the least pesticide-ridden fruits (Bowden, 2007, p.72).

Blueberries are rich in the anti-inflammatory antioxidant anthocyanin, making it useful in preventing degenerative diseases, including cancer. It also improves vision and brain function, and prevents macular degeneration (Bowden, 2007, p.164).

Blueberries may help neurons in the brain communicate more effectively (Bowden, 2007, p.101)

Blueberries contain polyphenols, shown to improve memory. Studies demonstrate that daily consumption significantly reduces age-related impairments in motor coordination and memory. Furthermore, they may help lower blood cholesterol and promote urinary health (Bowden, 2007, p.102).

Blueberries also contain other antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which help prevent cardiovascular disease, and pterostilbene, shown to also lower cholesterol (Bowden, 2007, p.102).

Half a cup a day of blueberries will provide these benefits (Bowden, 2007, p.102).

Blueberries have been tested to have one of the highest ORAC (a measure of antioxidant capacity) values of any food (Bowden, 2007, p.102).

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