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Blueberries
The blueberry harvest is good for your health. Those little berries are loaded with vitamin C, polyphenols and antioxidants.
The blueberry harvest is good for your health. Those little berries are loaded with vitamin C, polyphenols and antioxidants.
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Behold the power contained in the tiny blueberry: Not only does just one serving of blueberries contain almost one-quarter of your recommended daily vitamin C needs to help support a healthy immune system, emerging research also suggests that blueberries may be helpful in protecting you from a variety of maladies. Blueberries may reduce the risk of developing harmful plaques in your arteries, which in turn reduces your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Another recent study found that polyphenols -- that's the thing in blueberries that gives them their color -- may help keep bones healthy. The antioxidants in blueberries may also help reduce the risk or slow the development of neurodegenerative diseases and help keep blood sugar levels under control.


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