Monday, July 6, 2009

Blueberries: The Jewels of Beauty Food

The Department of Agriculture crowned blueberries as the number one rock star in the world of powerful antioxidants. These blue jewels go straight to work and protect the skin against free radical damage that destroys collagen and connective tissue. A recent study also found that blueberries support the health of the skin's elastin, and if that isn't enough, have the ability to "reverse brain aging."

Blueberries are high in Vitamin C and contain fibre, folate, iron, manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, zinc, copper, B vitamins, vitamin E, and silicon. They also contain a power packed list of phytochemicals with the potential to inhibit the growth of tumors while offering anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. Talk about the power of blue! Stock up . . . these blue beauties are in season. Buy them in bulk and freeze them for off-season luxury. Yum!