Blueberries are among the antioxidant super foods. These chemical compounds reduce the free–radical damage that can compromise your immune system and lead to infections as well as degenerative diseases.
Here are a few easy ways to increase your antioxidant intake:
- Taste the rainbow: Colorful fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene, which are great sources of antioxidants.
- Add fruit to your breakfast: Top whole grain cold and hot cereals with strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries.
- Snack healthier: Keep fruit at your desk. Granny Smith, Gala, and Red Delicious apples are great choices as well as plums.
- Add lemon: Squeeze lemon in your iced tea, green tea, water, or on top of dinner dishes to help with the absorption of antioxidants during digestion.