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BLUEBERRIES

The Antioxidant Champ.

Today's health-aware consumers know that antioxidants play an important role in good health. They neutralize free radicals, unstable molecules linked to the development of a number of ailments, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.

They've been shown to slow age-related memory loss and improve concentration, too. There's evidence that they fight urinary tract infections and lower cholesterol, and they're a great source of fiber and vitamins E and C.

Look Younger and Lose Weight.

The high antioxidant content in blueberries can slow skin wrinkling. In fact, dermatologists recommend them and other high antioxidant fruits as an important part of skin care at any age.

But the best news of all may be that blueberries can help people shed pounds because they're one of the most filling low-calorie snacks on the market. One cup contains one gram of protein, 21 grams of carbohydrates, zero fat, and 3.5 grams of fiber - all for a stingy 83 calories.