(Free Press Release) Blueberries are one of the nutrient-rich foods now being studied at the University of Alabama at Birmingham‘s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Why blueberries? In exploring links between disease and nutrition, researchers believe it is possible that eating a cup of blueberries a day can help prevent cell damage linked to cancer.

New York, NY - August 25, 2011 -- Blueberries and other fruits are considered beneficial because they all contain antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins and other valuable compounds. “Antioxidants protect cells by stabilizing free radicals, and can prevent some of the damage they cause,” says Laura Newton, M.A.Ed., R.D., an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

There is evidence that free radicals can cause cellular damage, which is one of the factors in the development of cancer. “Studies suggest that antioxidants may help prevent the free radical damage associated with cancer,” according to Newton, a licensed dietician who works with cancer patients.

“It is critical to include a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet to ensure you receive a full spectrum of these beneficial compounds,” say Dian Griesel, Ph.D., and Tom Griesel, co-authors of the amazing rapid fat loss book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (April 2011, BSH). “It is widely accepted that fruits and vegetables contain compounds that are yet to be discovered or isolated. Vitamins, minerals and other man-made supplements will never be a good substitute for the real thing. Fruits and vegetables contain many different nutrients, antioxidants, flavonoids and other vitamins, so the greater the variety you have in your diet, the better.”

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