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There are many reasons why you should be eating your blueberries on a regular basis!
Ranking the highest of any fruit for antioxidants, substances in blueberries called polyphenols (specifically the anthocyanins that give the fruit its deep blue hue) work to neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s.
One cup delivers nearly a quarter of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, which plays an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system. It’s also an excellent source of manganese which helps support bone growth and conversion of protein, fats and carbohydrates into energy
Learn more about the health benefits of blueberries in this past post.
On Wednesday, June 25, Points West Café at WakeMed Cary Hospital (1900 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary) hosted a Blueberry Festival featuring Blueberry Hill farm.
Visitors could purchase the items listed below. Look out for details on the next Blueberry Festival at WakeMed!
Amy Bowen is a clinical dietitian at WakeMed Cary Hospital. With questions for the dietitians, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For individual nutrition counseling, call WakeMed Cary Hospital Outpatient Nutrition Services at 919-350-2358.
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