Celebrate National Women’s Health Week with Healthy Blueberries from BrazelBerries
This Mother’s Day kicks off the start of an important week not just for moms, but for women everywhere. The 17th annual National Women’s Health Week takes place May 8-May 14.
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.
“We love growing blueberries not just for their delicious taste and beautiful foliage, but also for the health benefits they provide,” says berry expert Amelie Brazelton Aust, a second generation owner at Fall Creek Farm & Nursery. “Plus, there’s nothing better than growing your own fresh fruit right in your own backyard.”
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.
What better way to celebrate National Women’s Health Week than by planting your very own blueberry bush? Having these super fruits on hand will improve your health not just this week, but all year long.
For more information on the BrazelBerries® Collection, visit http://www.brazelberries.com.
About Fall Creek Farm & Nursery:
From its state-of-the art growing facilities in Oregon, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery specializes in the propagation, production and global distribution of blueberry nursery stock. Fall Creek works with the leading nursery stock growers and retailers to bring consumers the very best that blueberries offer.