One of the best things about summer is the abundant fresh produce – and juicy berries top my list of favorites. July is National Blueberry Month, making it a fitting time to put the spotlight on this culinary and nutritional gem. It turns out that blueberries not only taste amazing, but pack a healthy punch as well, both for the skin and the entire body.
Powerhouse blueberries rank number one among all fruits for antioxidants – those free-radical fighters that protect your body’s cells from damage. That means that blueberries have the potential to help stave off skin damage and reduce signs of aging. Antioxidants have also been shown to boost the immune system and keep infection at bay. (more…)