Blueberries are delicious – there aren’t many people that would argue with that point. However, beyond being a tasty (and low-calorie) snack or an additive to a salad, there are many health benefits of these little blue berries that takes their status to the next level.
It’s no mistake that blueberries are called a “superfood” thanks to its many healthful qualities that range from nutrient content to containing cancer-fighting agents and more. Here are some top reasons to stock up on blueberries the next time you’re visiting the supermarket or farmer’s market…
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Antioxidants in foods have been touted to slow free radicals in the body, which have been linked to cancer and other health issues. When it comes to antioxidants, blueberries are at the top of the list for capacity among both fruits and vegetables, according to Healthline.
The main types of antioxidants in blueberries are called flavonoids (in particular anthocyanins that contribute to the color), and the source also adds that there’s direct evidence that antioxidant levels in the body increase with blueberry consumption.