Blueberries are a delicious and healthful snack, but who knew that the little blue fruit was packed with so much punch?
Blueberries Are the BOMB
|Author: Chris Keith CPT||Posted: 04/28/08|
We encounter free radicals every day. These bad boys damage cells and may be an important part of many diseases. Antioxidants combat free radicals by interrupting oxidation chain reactions and inhibiting the oxidation process. Recent USDA studies show that wild blueberries deliver a potent antioxidant punch - in fact they have the highest antioxidant capacity per serving, compared with more than 20 other fruits.* Using a lab testing procedure called Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC), Dr. Ronald Prior, lead researcher at the USDA Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center and Agricultural Research Service, found that a one-cup serving of wild blueberries had more total antioxidant capacity (TAC) than a serving of cranberries, strawberries, plums, raspberries and even cultivated blueberries. According to Dr. Prior, "Wild Blueberries are stars in terms of their antioxidant capacity."
Simply put, this makes wild blueberries powerful allies in the quest for good health.
*Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2004,52: 4026-4037
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