Blueberries: Health benefits and nutritional value

Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Author Martin Cheifetz

Every once in awhile, something enters your life appearing to be “perfect”.  It rarely is. Except for blueberries. They’re pretty perfect. If they weren’t so expensive, they’d be absolutely perfect.

As with many of the foods we write about, there are numerous potential health benefits with blueberries.  At the risk of overstating the obvious, simply eating blueberries is not the key to the fountain of youth: it will not reverse years of being sedentary or smoking a pack of cigarettes every day, or drinking too much alcohol, or eating nothing but fast food.  

Being healthy is often the combination of lifestyle choices (diet, exercise, sleep, and other habitual factors), the genetic lottery for hereditary diseases, and very often, a dose of good luck. But eating blueberries is definitely a step in the right direction for good overall health, and there are absolutely no negatives….apart from their cost and the stains they make on your sofa or carpet if you squish one (or two).

 

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