Summer is a prime season to enjoy fresh-from-the-garden produce. One of the smallest summer fruits, blueberries, are packed with nutrients and flavor for a relatively low amount of calories and sugar. The antioxidant-rich fruit offers such health benefits as reported protection from oxidative stress, thus reducing the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Blueberries also promote urinary tract and digestive tract health, can improve immune function, and reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Now, research suggests that the potent fruit may also help protect against colon cancer. Blackberries offer much of the same benefits. Bon appetit!