Blueberries .... A vibrantly healthy you

When it comes to colorful foods, the most powerful shade, nutrient wise, is blue.
Blue foods are packed with phytochemicals that offer a myriad of health benefits, including improved memory, neurological health, cardiovascular health and reduced cancer risk.

Superfoods, those that are blue in color are considered the most potent of all.
The three fruits and vegetables listed below are not only delicious and abundant sources of vital nutrients that contribute to overall health, they each provide specialized nutrition that offers health benefits unique to these foods:

Blueberries – Contain carotenoids (lutein, zeaxanthin), flavonoids (rutin, resveratrol, quercetin) and are literally bursting with high levels of phytonutrients known as anthocyanins and pterostilbenes. This potent stew of nutrients imparts antioxidant powers greater than any other single food – making it the superhero of disease prevention. The nutrients in blueberries have been shown to improve memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, help prevent and suppress cancer and tumor growth, support healthy vision, improve liver function and promote healthy weight loss.
Blackberries – Rich in fiber and loaded with Vitamin C, blackberries have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 30 percent.
 Red Beets – Actually considered a blue or purple food, red beets are a unique source of betalains, a phytonutrient that provides system-wide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support. The betanin pigments in this wonderful vegetable have been shown to suppress growth of colon, stomach, nerve, lung, breast, prostate and testicular tumors.
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