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by Pierre S. Aoukar, MD and Hratch L. Karamanoukian, MD
Posted: February 28

Blueberries are nature’s number one source of antioxidants among fresh fruits and vegetables, according to scientists at Louisiana State University and a study from Tufts University. The study found that, anthocyanins, the pigments which give blueberries their deep blue color, act as antioxidants. But these bountiful berries are also loaded with other heart healthy nutrients. One cup of blueberries has the antioxidant capacity of 2656 IU of vitamin E (about 7 capsules) and 1,905 mg (about 4 tablets) of vitamin C, contains 4 grams of fiber and carries a mere 80 calories. We think they taste pretty good too!

Blueberries, Excerpt from the book: Everything Good For The Heart: The A to Z Guide, Aoukar PS and Karamanoukian HL. Magalhaes Scientific Press


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