bp's science: blueberries (a favorite around here) (v.1)

A few weeks ago we picked blueberries. It was a beautiful day and perfect for picking.

What makes blueberries blue? Apparently it's pigment full of antioxidants called anthocyanin. And what is it exactly that antioxidants do? Because our body undergoes lots of wear and tear, free radicals or oxidants are given off causing aging due to cell death. Antioxidants stop the reaction of oxidation by being oxidized themselves (rather than molecules in the cell being oxidized).

Thanks antioxidants, thanks blueberries. And if you want more antioxidants, keep eating those fruits, vegetables, and even spices with deep color.

p.s. that is indeed a beach sand bucket we used to hold our blueberries.

1 comment:

jo said...

There we go! No wonder we love them here too.