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Blueberries: Tiny Balls of Nutrients

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Blueberries may be tiny, but they pack a nutritional punch.
Air Date: 11/15/16
Duration: 9:04
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Holly Dr. Holly Lucille is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant and television host. Dr. Holly is also the author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women's Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health.

An acclaimed expert in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Holly lectures throughout the nation on a variety of natural health topics. Her appearances include national media programs and networks including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Lifetime Television for Women, Montel Williams, PBS's Healing Quest, The Hallmark Channel and Discovery Fit & Health channel.

She is on the editorial advisory board of Alternative Medicine and Natural Practitioner and is also regularly quoted as an expert in both consumer and peer journals. In 2007, Dr. Holly was listed in Time Magazine's "Alt List" as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People."
Blueberries: Tiny Balls of Nutrients
Blueberries are more than little blue fruits that help prostate health.

Dietary changes can help you experience improved healthy. Eating less than one cup of blueberries a day has proven to boost health in clinical studies.

Eating at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries per week can save women from heart attacks. An 18-year study showed that it reduced the likelihood of heart attack in these women by one-third. This becomes especially important when you consider heart disease is the number-one cause of death in men and women.

Anthocyanin protects the lungs as you age. Blueberries contain this powerful antioxidant.

Blueberries are also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese and fiber. They help with cancer prevention, cardiovascular health, and brain power.

Make sure you buy organic blueberries. Blueberries are notorious for pesticide absorption. Buy frozen blueberries in season and snack on them year round. Be sure to wash them before eating.

Heating or chilling blueberries changes the nutrient density. Less is more when it comes to blueberry preparation. Try enjoying them raw for the greatest health benefit.

The healthier the foods you work into your diet, the better your health will be. There are no side effects to eating blueberries.

Listen in as Dr. Holly Lucille joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the wonders of blueberries.