Happy National Blueberry Month!
Let’s talk blueberries! These phytonutrient superfruits are delicious, nutritious, and easy to include into your diet. Blueberries have are packed with antioxidants, more so than most other fruits, veggies, spices, and seasonings. They also contain a high amount of vitamin K for bone strength, vitamin C, fiber, and manganese. Blueberries are low-calorie, (one cup has less than 100 calories!) low on the glycemic index, and have been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. These antioxidants benefit the nervous system, mental health, memory, and have even been proven to slow down or postpone age-related cognition deterioration.
As if you need another reason, these little berries are also associated with better cardiovascular health and eye health. Eating blueberries regularly has even been connected to preventing breast cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer, and cancers of the small intestine.
How to eat blueberries:
– go organic when possible
– snack on them raw
– add to yogurt or cottage cheese
– freeze for a refreshing summer treat
– use frozen or fresh in smoothies
– crush and add to ice water
– bake in muffins, pies, pancakes, etc.
One Healthy Breakdown: snack on blueberries year round for their nutritional makeup, but feel free to go blue-crazy in the summer while they’re in season!Follow Me