July is National Blueberry Month. But considering all that these little nutritional powerhouses have to offer, every month should be National Blueberry Month. These blue dynamos are not only tasty and versatile but also exceptionally good for you.
As with anything, however, there's a lot of misinformation when it comes to the health benefits of eating blueberries. Eating a few handfuls of blueberries a day won't cure cancer or stop you from getting it, unfortunately. But blueberries are packed with phytonutrients called polyphenols, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help lessen inflammation caused by chronic conditions that do include cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
We looked at the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council to help us sort out the facts — so you can draw the real nutritional benefits of blueberries without having unrealistic expectations.
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