Would you like to spend a wonderful relaxing day in the country?
A unique opportunity is available to you. Vogley’ s have the largest blueberry planting in Northeastern Ohio. You owe it to yourself to enjoy the pleasure of picking your own (when fruit is in season) fresh fruit and the joy of having it all winter long. Everything you need for picking and taking your fruit home is provided for you.
Did you know that eating five fruits and vegetables a day is important to help you maintain your health? Along with tasting great, fruits and vegetables are low in calories and fat, and high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables as part of a low-fat, high-fiber diet helps reduce cancer risk. They have found the benefits to be:
Why are blueberries good for you?
The U.S.D.A. Human Nutrition Center has found blueberries rank number one in antioxidant activity - owing to anthocyanin which is the pigment that makes blueberries blue.
- Immune system and cancer - they neutralize harmful metabolism by products known as “free radicals”. They
- can cause cell damage which contributes to chronic diseases including cancer.
- Heart disease and stroke - they may reduce the build up of “bad cholesterol” leading to heart disease and stroke.
- Prevention of urinary tract infections - prevents bacteria from adhering to cells that line the walls of the urinary tract.
- Memory - better performance in motor behavioral learning shows marked decrease in oxidative stress in the brain and better retention of signal-transmitting neurons.
- Diabetes - they are the lowest carb fruit therefore avoiding spikes in blood sugar and high glycemic load.
- Eyesight - the anthocyanin in the blue pigment improves eyesight
- U.S.D.A. says 1/2 cup of blueberries a day will provide all the antioxidants a person needs. They are delicious in jam, pie, muffins bagels or on cereal and they freeze very well.
Ohio State University and United States Highbush Blueberry Council