Blueberry Juice for Brain Health

by | Updated: July 3rd, 2012 | Read time: 1 minute

Blueberries have a long and rich history. Native Americans in colonial times gathered blueberries for winter storage. They dried the fruit and combined it with cornmeal, honey, and water to make a delicate pudding known as “Sautauthig".

Blueberry juice concentrate provides a delicious, convenient way to give your body the antioxidant support it needs! Blueberries are rich sources of antioxidants, natural compounds that help guard against the effects of free radicals, unstable molecules that attack cells. The antioxidants found in blueberries may support normal cardio, immune, vision and urinary tract health. They may also support healthy brain function and memory.

The USDA ranks blueberries as one of the most powerful sources of antioxidants among all fruits and vegetables.  Blueberries are rich in vitamins C (for immune health and the creation of collagen) and vitamin E (for heart health immune health) as well as a wide array of compounds, including phytonutrients, bioflavonoids, ellagic acid and carotenoids. They are also abundant in anthocyanins, natural antioxidant substances that give blueberries their rich, brilliant coloring. Anthocyanins can support healthy aging and heart function. Ellagic acid may support urinary tract health.