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2014’s Ultimate Superfood: Blueberries

2014’s Ultimate Superfood: Blueberries

2014 has kicked off full of good intentions for a healthy and well-balanced year.

What better way to help you stick to your new year’s resolutions than by filling your fruit bowl with fresh New Zealand blueberries.

These little blue balls are packed full of antioxidants (four times more than apples and bananas) and deliver a powerful punch of health benefits for your body and mind – and its simple to incorporate them into your everyday diet!

Research has shown that blueberries can make a significant difference to your vitality and wellbeing, as they:

• Promote healthy skin and hair as antioxidants neutralise free radicals, which helps decrease cellular damage associated with aging Aid weight loss and help to lower cholesterol levels

• Boost your brain function and increase powers of concentration – according to studies, one 200g blueberry smoothie for breakfast is enough to increase powers of concentration as much as 20 percent later in the day

• Speed up muscle recovery after exercise – a handful of blueberries helps improve your body’s rate of recovery making them a great post workout snack

• Help reduce the risk of heart attacks and diabetes because they contain a wide array of polyphenols that have cardio-protective and anti-diabetic properties


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