QUEST is a production of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network
QUEST
Episodes
In The Classroom
QUEST At Home
In Your Community
About QUEST

Food for Thought: More Info


The good news about blueberries

Though no one food is a panacea, blueberries are unquestionably a healthy powerhouse food. This small fruit contains fructose, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. As a matter of fact, the USDA found blueberries to be ranked #1 in natural antioxidants! Antioxidants are involved in the prevention of cellular damage -- the common pathway for cancer, aging, and a variety of diseases. An increase in antioxidant rich foods can help promote healthier minds and bodies.

These amazing berries also seem to aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections, improve eyesight, lower "bad" cholesterol, and may even help our ability to remember things. Not to mention that they are very tasty.

spacer
National Science Foundation Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine Forest Products Council Irving Woodlands, LLC Desiree Carlson, M.D. More Connected. More Maine.

Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Forest Products Council, Irving Woodlands LLC., Desiree Carlson, M.D., and gifts to More Connected. More Maine, The Campaign for Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Programming.

A list of other funders includes:
The Davis Family Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and Lincoln Ladd.

QUEST Home | Episodes | In The Classroom | QUEST At Home | In Your Community | About QUEST

Copyright © 2005 Maine Public Broadcasting Network