NBC TODAY Show Goes WILD!

March 28, 2018

NBC TODAY Show Goes WILD!

Wild Blueberries Receive National Attention as a Food that Can Help You Live Longer

PORTLAND, MAINE — March 28, 2018 — Did you know that incorporating a half cup of frozen Wild Blueberries into your diet each day may help you live longer? Recently, the TODAY Show featured three foods that may increase longevity; rye from Sweden, olives and olive oil from Cyprus, and our favorite superfruit, Wild Blueberries.

To kick off the segment, NBC TODAY Show Co-Host Craig Melvin, stated, “We’re just WILD for Wild Blueberries.” Savannah Guthrie, NBC TODAY Show Host, chimed in, “They’re tiny but potent. They’ve been growing in America for 10,000 years. And, some scientists say they may hold the secret to longevity.”

Wild Blueberries only grow where mother nature put them in the harsh climates of Maine, Eastern Canada and Quebec. It is their unique ability to survive in the thin glacial soils and harsh, cold northern climate that makes Wild Blueberries, one the most antioxidant-rich fruits available with twice the antioxidants of ordinary blueberries. Over the last two decades, scientific research has found that powerful phytonutrients in Wild Blueberries may help reduce inflammation, lower the risk of many chronic diseases and assist with healthy aging. Plus, wild blueberries taste delicious.

Noted health researcher Mary Ann Lila, Director, Plants for Human Health Institute at North Carolina State University, was interviewed on the health benefits of Wild Blueberries and stated, “When you break open a Wild Blueberry, or eat it, you’ll get stains on your fingers. Those stains are pigments which are the health protective compounds that help with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, memory and many forms of cancer. It actually bolsters immunity. It’s antiviral.” Lila also added, “Here we have a berry that is exotic and wild and yet it’s right here, local.”

Wild Blueberries are frozen within 24 hours of harvest locking in nutrition and taste. Individuals interested in adding Wild Blueberries to their diet can find them in the frozen food aisle of their local grocery stores. Simply, look for the word WILD on that bag of frozen blueberries and your favorite healthy products.

To watch the TODAY Show story on Wild Blueberries, visit: https://on.today.com/2I7zAqD