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5 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Freeze Your Blueberries

In the heat of summer, there are few better healthy snacks than blueberries. But what if you could make them even better?

It turns out that freezing berries can actually help concentrate anthocyanin and make blueberries even more powerful as an anti-inflammatory. Further research suggests that anthocyanin may even have anti-carcinogenic properties.

In particular, when you freeze blueberries (for short OR long periods of time), the low temperatures penetrate deep within the fruit and disrupt the tissue structure – this makes the anthocyanins more available and absorbable.

The sharp, blue color of blueberries is the result of anthocyanin, which are made even more effective in these five ways by freezing:

  1. Digestive health: The antioxidants in blueberries protect your digestive tract from any damage from outside sources. The scary thing is, many of the people who lack antioxidants in their diets consequently develop cancer as a result of poor gastrointestinal health. People at risk of developing colon cancer should definitely bring more frozen blueberries into their diets.
  2. Improving heart health: Eating frozen blueberries can significantly lower your risk of heart disease. This is because the nutrients regulate and relax the elasticity of your arteries in the vascular wall, keeping them from getting damaged. Consequently, this also improves your blood flow, giving you a healthy blood pressure in the process.
  3. Motor function boosts: Older adults, who suffer from impaired movements above the age of 70+ years, generally perform and behave more functionally after consuming frozen blueberries. They have heightened cognitive ability, which shows improved motor ability in comparison to other men and women in the same age group.
  4. Nervous system health: The antioxidants in blueberries  provide your nerve cells with protection, as mentioned previously. They also keep your brain healthy from various forms of toxin pollution that it is exposed to every day. They effectively create a safeguard around your nervous system to keep it healthy and strong for a longer period of time.
  5. Reduced risk of dementia and degenerative brain function: The anthocyanin in the berries can actually improve your memory functions, and protect your brain against cell damage and loss. The protection makes your encoding and retrieval processes more fluid, making it easier to recall information.The berries can also improve your nerve cell growth, and make communication easier between nerve cell processes. This actually slows down the rate that they age, and ultimately, die.

Obviously, blueberries are already incredibly healthy, but freezing them will give you extra healthy benefits. Try it next time you grab a batch!

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