Research Has Found Nutrients In Blueberry Juice That Enhance Memory & Fight Aging!
While earliest historic information places the origins of blueberries to the Americas, data indicates they also existed in Turkey, Europe and Africa. Research most often cites Native American folklore as first to mention blueberries for their medicinal and dying purposes and as a source of food and flavoring.
This small berry is rich in fiber, low in calories, and high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, flavonoids and phytonutrients. The deep blue color of the skin is an exceptional source of antioxidants including lutein, carotene and zeaxanthin.
Blueberry juice is a great source of vitamin B-6, folic acid, pantothenic acid, niacin and riboflavin which together assist the body in processing fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Other unusual antioxidants in blueberry juice are derived from anthocyanid compounds including myricetin, quercetin, tannins, kaempferol and chlorogenic acid.
Chlorogenic acid in particular assists the body in removing harmful free radicals causing certain diseases, and may play a role in lowering sugar levels and thus controlling diabetes. Blueberry juice is rich in iron, copper, potassium, zinc and manganese which defend the body from aging, infections, cancers and degenerative diseases. The heart-healthy mineral potassium contributes to lowering blood pressure. Red blood cells rely on iron and copper for their production.
Juicing & Smoothie Recipes
Blueberry Apple Spice
1 pint fresh Blueberries
1 red Apple – core, skin, and all!
1 thumb Ginger
1 pint Blueberries
1/2 Cucumber with the skin
1 pint Blueberries
1/2 Lime – peel and all!
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