July is National Blueberry Month
The peak harvest time for blueberries is usually July. We should be able to find a wonderful bounty of these tasty and beneficial berries at every food market now.
Did you know blueberries rank the highest of any fruit for antioxidants? Antioxidants are said to neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. Antioxidants are also essential to boost the immune system and maintain optimum mental health. When buying blueberries, make sure to look for ones that are firm, plump, and deeply-colored. The deeper the color, the more antioxidants the berry has.
Blueberries offer other benefits, too. One cup delivers 14% of the recommended daily dose of fiber and nearly a quarter of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. They have fewer than 100 calories per cup - a wonderful snack for the calorie conscious person. Their balance of vitamins and other nutrients make them a great choice to keep your eyes (vision) healthy, help lower cholesterol levels and contribute to proper heart health.
If you and your health care provider have determined you should add a supplement to boost your system - add more antioxidants - CoQ10 may be a good choice for you. At Walker's Drug Store we have Co Q10 as one of our featured items this month. Please visit us to take advantage of this and other sales that may be of interest to you.
As always, we encourage you to consult your health care provider before taking any medications or supplements.