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Upgrade Your Diet With Blueberries

20 Aug

Several months ago, I published a blog post encouraging readers to Eat Protein and Produce at Every Meal.  Eating lots of produce — fruits and vegetables — is beneficial to our health and wellness.

Some fruits, such as blueberries, are higher in nutrients than others.  Blueberries actually contain more antioxidants than any other fruit.  Antioxidants help prevent damage to the body’s cells and strengthen its immune system.

Some of the health benefits of eating blueberries include:

  • Very rich in vitamins C, B complex, E, and A
  • Also rich in minerals like selenium, zinc, and iron
  • May help reduce belly fat and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome, according to a new University of Michigan study
  • Helps promote urinary tract health
  • Proven to help preserve vision, and prevent or delay macular degenerationcataracts, and myopia
  • Improves brain health by preventing degeneration and death of neurons, brain-cells, and also by restoring health of the central nervous system
  • The vitamins, sodium, copper, fructose, and acids improve digestion
  • They contain compounds that can inhibit cancer cell proliferation and reduce risk for certain cancers

In season, fresh blueberries are great — in cereal, oatmeal, salads, and blended into smoothies and shakes.  I keep a big bag of frozen blueberries (from the local wholesale club) in my freezer all year-round.  They’re every bit as nutritious as fresh blueberries, according to the experts, and convenient to use however and whenever you choose.

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Superfoods That Power Up Your Diet

27 May

Diabetes SuperfoodsThis information is excerpted from an AARP article (sadly, I’m a card-carrying member), and I thought it was too good not to share.  Add these foods to your diet to improve memory, lower blood pressure, boost immune function, and more.

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and can protect against cell damage, reducing your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Thyme can fight bacteria.

Wild Salmon is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and helps prevent premature aging and premature death.

Kale is rich in vitamin K (essential for blood clotting) and lutein, which reduces the risk of cataracts and other eye disorders.

Avocados improve overall hormone function.

Basil and mint may boost the immune system.

Olives and olive oil lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and stroke risk.

Walnuts enhance heart health.

Green tea protects cells and may reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Dark chocolate can decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Asparagus contains potassium and vitamin B12, important for cell repair and maintenance, and can protect against hearing loss.

Pomegranates can help keep the cardiovascular system healthy.

Garlic can help protect against heart attacks and strokes.

Yogurt is good for the gastrointestinal tract, and can reduce the likelihood of developing high blood pressure.

Blueberries can reduce heart attack risk and help protect against memory loss.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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Upgrade Your Diet With Blueberries

11 Aug

blueberries[1]Several months ago, I published a blog post encouraging readers to Eat Protein and Produce at Every Meal.  Eating lots of produce — fruits and vegetables — is beneficial to our health and wellness.

Some fruits, such as blueberries, are higher in nutrients than others.  Blueberries actually contain more antioxidants than any other fruit.  Antioxidants help prevent damage to the body’s cells and strengthen its immune system.

Some of the health benefits of eating blueberries include:

  • Very rich in vitamins C, B complex, E, and A
  • Also rich in minerals like selenium, zinc, and iron
  • May help reduce belly fat and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome, according to a new University of Michigan study
  • Helps promote urinary tract health
  • Proven to help preserve vision, and prevent or delay macular degeneration, cataracts, and myopia
  • Improves brain health by preventing degeneration and death of neurons, brain-cells, and also by restoring health of the central nervous system
  • The vitamins, sodium, copper, fructose, and acids improve digestion
  • They contain compounds that can inhibit cancer cell proliferation and reduce risk for certain cancers

In season, fresh blueberries are great — in cereal, oatmeal, salads, and blended into smoothies and shakes.  I keep a big bag of frozen blueberries (from the local wholesale club) in my freezer all year-round.  They’re every bit as nutritious as fresh blueberries, according to the experts, and convenient to use however and whenever you choose.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

Superfoods That Power Up Your Diet

22 Apr

Diabetes SuperfoodsThis information is excerpted from an AARP article (sadly, I’m a card carrying member), and I thought it was too good not to share.  Add these foods to your diet to improve memory, lower blood pressure, boost immune function, and more.

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and can protect against cell damage, reducing your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Thyme can fight bacteria.

Wild Salmon is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and helps prevent premature aging and premature death.

Kale is rich in vitamin K (essential for blood clotting) and lutein, which reduces the risk of cataracts and other eye disorders.

Avocados improve overall hormone function.

Basil and mint may boost the immune system.

Olives and olive oil lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and stroke risk.

Walnuts enhance heart health.

Green tea protects cells and may reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Dark chocolate can decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Asparagus contains potassium and vitamin B12, important for cell repair and maintenance, and can protect against hearing loss.

Pomegranates can help keep the cardiovascular system healthy.

Garlic can help protect against heart attacks and strokes.

Yogurt is good for the gastrointestinal tract, and can reduce the likelihood of developing high blood pressure.

Blueberries can reduce heart attack risk and help protect against memory loss.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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