From Peachester (can you believe it, right here on the Sunshine Coast!). Not only are they seriously tasty, these tiny morsels of antioxidant power pack a bite sized punch—climbing to superstar status in terms of their health benefits. They combat cardiovascular disease because of their high levels of antioxidants. By reducing oxidation stress, they lower your chance of heart disease. Regular consumption of blueberries will give you a stronger, healthier, happier heart. By neutralizing free radicals that would otherwise cause damage to skin cells, blueberries give your skin a younger and softer feel. They also can prevent you from choosing snacks that are high in fat and cholesterol, which inevitably lead to premature aging. The high level of Vitamin C in blueberries can actually help reduce both short and long-term stress. When your heart is racing and you have about a billion things to get done, grab a handful of berries. You will notice, almost immediately, the relaxing effect it has on your system. The Vitamin C combined with the many other antioxidants contained in blueberries fight cortisol, which is the stress hormone.