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Not Getting Enough Fruits and Vegetables? Think Frozen! Antioxidant-rich Frozen Wild Blueberries are Convenient and Just As Nutritious As Fresh
Date:10/15/2009

PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent studies indicate that Americans of all ages are failing to get their daily recommended servings of fruits and veggies -- despite the fact that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. (State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2009) Frozen produce, including antioxidant-rich Wild Blueberries are a nutritious solution for families looking to make healthy eating more convenient and affordable.

"Wild Blueberries are one of the original Superfoods, and are a staple in my diet," said Dr. Steven Pratt, M.D., senior staff ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, world-renowned nutrition authority, and author of the best-selling SuperFoods books. "Eating a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables will help you fight oxidation and inflammation, two conditions related to many diseases of aging. Frozen produce, like Wild Blueberries, is a great option for people looking to fill their pantry with healthy foods. I use frozen Wild Blueberries almost every day making sure to get these super-berries into my diet for a boost of berry nutrition." Dr. Pratt will visit the Wild Blueberry Association booth at the American Dietetic Association's Annual Food and Nutrition Conference signing copies of his latest book SuperHealth: 6 Simple Steps, 6 Easy Weeks, 1 Longer, Healthier Life.

In the spectrum of healthy fruits, Wild Blueberries stand out -- for their delicious taste, small size and big health benefits. With more antioxidant capacity per serving than most other fruits, frozen Wild Blueberries have more of what it takes to combat disease and promote healthy aging (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2004; 52:4026-4037). Just a 1/2 cup of frozen Wild Blueberrie
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