The Blueberry: #1 Antioxidant

Ok, so to clear up any misconceptions, an antioxidant helps neutralize harmful by products called free radicals that may lead to cancer and other age related diseases. Antioxidant molecules battle cell and DNA damage in cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and brain degeneration. The actual pigment that makes blueberries their blue color is named Anthocyanin and it is responsible for all of the berry’s wonderful properties.

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) developed an ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) test to determine where fruits are in terms of the percentage of antioxidants they provide. Fresh blueberries have about 2400 per 100 grams. That ranks them above cranberries, strawberries, plums, and oranges believe it or not. The next antioxidant fruit in line would be Concord grape juice. So eat them up ESSpa guests, it’s the best thing you can do for yourself during a meal.

You can also find the same great blueberry properties for your skin by using the blueberry soy masque from eminence.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare & Day Spa exists within an organically restored WWI-era auto dealership located just 8 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh in Aspinwall Borough. Eva and her team of Hungarian-trained professionals use only the finest and handmade products in facials, massages, body and nail treatments that are each designed to go beyond mere relaxation and deliver better-looking, healthy skin. It is Eva’s belief that a trip to a spa should never be considered a luxury and that regular visits to ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare treatments are true preventative medicine that should be routine for the entire family – even children.

For more information contact:
Scott Kerschbaumer
17 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15215

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