Antioxidant in Blueberries May Help Progression of Age-Related Diseases

Playing Drs. Rx: Can Blueberries Help Prevent Diseases?

You can keep drinking your red wine and eating your dark chocolate to reap the benefits of the antioxidant resveratrol, but there's a new antioxidant that can do you even better. The Doctors discuss pterostilbene, an antioxidant with anti-aging properties very similar to resveratrol but because of the way it's produced, the body will absorb it better since it is four times more available.

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Where can you find this antioxidant? Pop some blueberries! Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra says there is a great new crop of scientific research looking at the antioxidant's role in the progression of diseases and of age-related degeneration. Some of this data suggests it may slow down the progression of Alzheimer's, some types of cancers, and other age-related conditions.

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Try adding blueberries to your diet! Eat them alone as a snack, top your oatmeal, or mix them into a smoothie

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