Monday, June 19, 2006

National July Belongs to Blueberries Month - 2006

July is National Blueberry Month--a great time to celebrate the health benefits of these little berries.

Blueberries contain more disease-fighting, age-proofing antioxidants than practically any other fruit or vegetable--eating them is an easy way to protect your body from damaging free radicals.

Blueberries contain ellagic acid, which has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Flavonoid phytochemicals in blueberries may make blood platelets less likely to stick together and form heart-attack-causing clots. Blueberries are also high in fiber; much of which is is pectin, a soluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol levels.

Blueberries, in much the same way as cranberries, may help prevent urinary tract infections.

In terms of your brain, blueberries may help reverse mental decline and improve memory. has some unique blueberry products to try for yourself and gifts to send to a friend:

Wild Blueberry Spread: Made with organic wild blueberries. No sugar added!

Blueberry Breakfast Gift Basket: A blueberry-lover's delight! Start their day off with healthy blueberry breakfast treats.

Wild Blueberry Syrup: No sugar added to this delectable syrup. Great on pancakes and waffles or over ice cream and yogurt.

Maine Munchies Blue Loon Trail Mix: Unique combination of dried blueberries, roasted almonds, and organic lavender dark chocolate.

Eat Your Red, White, & Blues Gift Basket: Perfect for 4th of July! Bring to the hostess of your next barbecue or Independence Day party.


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