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One solution for many women’s health issues: NZ blueberries

One solution for many common women’s health issues:

New Zealand blueberries.

A delicious, healthy treat at just 80 calories per cup, New Zealand blueberries are also the ultimate weapon for enhancing women’s health. Enjoy three or more servings of fresh or frozen New Zealand blueberries each week, and you can look forward to some remarkable benefits.

Inhibit breast and ovarian cancer.

Blueberries contain antioxidants such as anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, resveratrol and flavonols that help prevent the growth of cancer cells. Studies document blueberries’ ability to inhibit both the initiation and progression stages of hormone-related cancers like breast and ovarian cancer.

Prevent urinary tract infections.

UTIs are caused by bacteria and are ten times more common among women than men. More than half of all women will suffer from a UTI at least once in their lifetime. Blueberries have bacteria-inhibiting properties and are a rich source of immune-stimulating compounds.

Reduce the risk of heart attacks.

Globally, more women die from heart disease than any other illness. A recent study concluded that regularly eating blueberries may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by as much as one third.

Help prevent osteoporosis.

Researchers have discovered that blueberries can even be instrumental in preventing osteoporosis. The polyphenols in blueberries promote strong, healthy bones, and may stop them from weakening after menopause.


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