Recent findings show that blueberries are just as effective as cranberries for Urinary Tract Infections. Blueberries are also one of the world’s best antioxidants. Along with solving UTI’s, “Growing evidence from tissue culture, animal, and clinical models suggests that the flavonoid-rich fruits of the North American cranberry and blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) have the potential ability to limit the development and severity of certain cancers and vascular diseases including atherosclerosis, ischemic stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases of aging.”
I know a woman with a lot of health problems, and a lot of pain. A survivor of Colon Cancer, she’s still plagued by illnesses and pains and takes many medications. Recently she went to Trader Joe’s and found their Wild Blueberries in the frozen food section. She began making blueberry smoothies as her morning breakfast routine. She called me one day, boasting that her pains had disappeared and that she felt much better. She swore up and down that it was the blueberry smoothies, that she just knew it!
Knowing that blueberries are natural anti-inflammatories with UTI benefits and potentially cancer fighting ingredients, I had to wonder….were the blueberries relieving her of pain or was it just a mere coincidence?
Regardless of whether or not it is a coincidence, the facts still remain that they do have amazing antioxidant capabilities. So eat your blues away, blueberries that is, and enjoy their delicious possibilities!
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