The berry that holds magical health powers

By Jesse Kepka
NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist


Did you know that this tiny little blueberry holds magical powers? If you integrate them into your daily nutrition plan, you will reap big rewards for something so simple. You really have no excuse. Here’s the rundown on these golden-blue bites of fruit:

  • decrease blood pressure
  • decrease inflammation
  • increase lung function
  • decrease heart attack risk
  • aid in recovery and muscle repair
  • increase brain function

Amazing! If you don’t love the taste, blend them into a smoothie or add them to a salad so they go (mostly) unnoticed. And don’t come away from this thinking a blueberry donut is a health benefit. I’m not talking blueberry muffins, either. Fresh or frozen.

…nope, not the chocolate-covered ones either. C’mon.


Tip shared by Jesse Kepka, NASM-certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist and owner of Elevate Fitness. Jesse is a co-organizer for Priority Fit Camp. Each week, we publish a health and wellness tip that is shared at the Priority Fit Camp community workout. The free group class happens every Saturday at 7:50 a.m.  

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Photo credit: “Blueberries” by LanaDelRey licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0