Why Blueberries Are So Good For You

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Blueberries are ranked as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. Antioxidants are essential to optimizing health by helping to combat the free radicals that can damage cellular structures as well as DNA.(http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=8) So blueberries should be one fruit that you include in your diet. Whether it’s just as a snack or adding it to your shake in the morning. I love mixing them up with strawberries for my snack and I also really like putting them in smoothies with kale and spinach. Blueberries are rich in fiber and vitamins A and C. Aim for 1 cup fresh blueberries a day, or 1/2 cup frozen/dried. Blueberries can improve your memory, protect the retina from oxygen damage (eye health), soften dry skin and prevent cancer! Blueberries may also help with UTI’s and boost cardiovascular health. Try this awesome blueberry scrub I found. Blueberry’s antioxidants soften skin, lemon juice brightens, and sugar exfoliates. It should leave your skin feeling fresh and smooth!

Skin Reviver-
Make a scrub out of blueberries for your skin.
Combine 2 cups brown sugar, 2 teaspoons puréed blueberries, and 3 tablespoons lemon juice.
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Love & Light,
Kelcie

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