If you are a blueberry lover and you live in the United States, you are fortunate. Thanks to innovations in the produce industry, fresh blueberries can be found year-round in supermarkets. So, as the weather gets chilly, you can still enjoy the summery taste of these healthy berries.
And, not that you need another reason to pick up a container of fresh blueberries, but did you know that blueberries are packed with flavonoids? These are nutrients being studied for their antioxidant activity on human cells — and most commonly found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Blueberries contain a particularly powerful flavonoid called “anthocyanins,” which give them their deep-blue color and are a major contributor to their antioxidant activity. In other words, blueberries are good for you!