#5 Blueberry Nutritional value (1/2 cup): 41 calories, 1.5 g fibre, rich in antioxidants • Disease-fighting factor: Blueberries rank No. 1 in antioxidant activity when compared to 60 other fresh fruits and vegetables. Blueberries may help lower the risk of developing age-related diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Blueberries freeze very well. Here's how: Rinse, then let berries dry in a single layer on towels. Freeze in a single layer on rimmed baking sheets.
Embrace Anthocyanins: When it comes to fruits and vegetables, bold colors often mean good nutrition. Fruits and vegetables that are blue, purple and shades of dark red are rich in the antioxidants anthocyanins. The physiological function of anthocyanins is not fully understood, but research suggests therapeutic potential for inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases. Foods rich in anthocyanins include strawberries, blackberries, red grapes, red cabbage, blueberries, beets and radishes.