Blueberry antioxidant even looks healthy!
We all know antioxidants are good for us, but do you know what antioxidants are?
Antioxidant is a dietary substance of vitamins and nutrients. So bring them on right?! Well that is not all antioxidants are good for!
There is something called selenium. Selenium is really great because it can prevent damage to your body's cells and it can repair damage that has already been done. It works by slowing down the damage from oxygen and preventing it.
Damage from oxygen? Yes, it is caused by free radicals and can bring on problems like diabetes, heart disease, and cell dysfunction. Antioxidants also have been linked with lowering cholesterol levels and protecting your body from certain types of cancers.
Now knowing what antioxidants are and what they can do for you, if you are like me, you want to eat food high in antioxidants!
Blueberries came in at #1 in antioxidant activity compared with 40 other fruits and vegetables, according to the USDA Human Nutrition Center.
In 100 grams of blueberries there are 2,400 antioxidants! So eat up blueberries and do your body good! Here is a list of other health issues that eating blueberries can help prevent.
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