July is National Blueberry Month

Yesterday was Independence Day and it is a national holiday to celebrate the freedom of our country. It is generally synonymous with grilling, hot dogs, and barbeque. But did you know that July is actually National Blueberry Month? Blueberries are very popular and extremely healthy. The following exerpt is taken from the site: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=8

“In the popular press, blueberries have reached superstar status in terms of their unique health benefits. While we prefer to think of all 130 World’s Healthiest Foods as rightful superstars, we can understand many of the special accolades being given to this wonderful berry. Most health research on blueberries involves their phytonutrient content. Anthocyanins – the colorful antioxidant pigments that give many foods their wonderful shades of blue, purple, and red – are usually the first phytonutrients to be mentioned in descriptions of blueberries and their amazing health-supportive properties. While it is true anthocyanins are pretty spectacular when it comes to blueberries and their support of our body systems, there are actually a wide variety of health support phytonutrients found in blueberries…”

So what are you waiting for, get to your local grocery store and stock on some delicious, healthy antioxidants.