It's National Women’s Health Week, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than by planting a blueberry bush and growing fresh fruit right in your own backyard.
Having these super fruits on hand will improve your health not just this week, but all year long.
Throughout the celebration, the U.S. Department of Health and Office on Women’s Health are combining forces to empower women to make their health a top priority. Women everywhere are being encouraged to take steps toward improving their health, including exercise, medical screenings, avoiding detrimental habits and eating healthy.
When it comes to eating healthy, not all foods are created equal. Although they might be small,blueberries provide big rewards. They’re known as super fruits for their low-fat content and high concentrations of dietary fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin C. Just one serving of blueberries serves up almost 25 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.
Increased awareness of these benefits has led consumers to purchase more blueberries than ever before, but why not just grow your own? The BrazelBerries Collection offers a variety of compact, easy-to-grow, low-maintenance container blueberry plants, making growing fresh fruit simple.
Blueberries’ high levels of antioxidants have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States for both men and women. As a low-GI fruit, blueberries also have a favorable impact on regulating blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.
A recent study has found that blueberries might have even more disease-fighting powers in reducing the effects of Alzheimer’s, an increasingly common form of Dementia. Preliminary research suggests that the high antioxidant levels can improve memory and cognitive function in older adults.
For more information on the BrazelBerries® Collection, visit http://www.brazelberries.com.
Happy National Women’s Health Week!