Next time you’re looking for a healthy snack, grab a handful of blueberries! Blueberries are one of the healthiest super fruits you can eat, as they are full of antioxidants, flavonoids, fiber and other nutritional benefits that may help slow the aging process!
Several studies have linked the high flavonoid levels in blueberries with a better memory, and as we all know, our memory tends to fade over time. Regular consumption of the delicious berry may even help your brain functioning well as you age, according to Health. A new study found that women with the highest intake of berries appeared to have delayed cognitive aging by 2.5 years!
And that’s not the only reason blueberries are considered a super fruit; they’re also rich in manganese, fiber, selenium, copper, and vitamins A, B, C and E – all of which have numerous health benefits from boosting the immune system to helping fight belly fat! A study from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center found that blueberries may help reduce belly fat and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.
Blueberries can be enjoyed year round, but they are especially good this time of year. Eat them by the handful, or top your favorite cereal, yogurt, oatmeal or even salad to add a delicious, healthy punch of antioxidant super-fruit power to any meal!