When we were little, blueberries were a part of summer. Blueberry dumplings were cooked at camps, grandmothers baked great blueberry pies, mothers made blueberries mashed with sugar and cream, and children picked blueberries in the woods. But did you know that blueberries not only taste great, but are also incredibly healthy? They are the wild, forest ones that make your mouth so blue and are hard to wash out of your clothes.
Blueberries contain a lot of health benefits. They promote brain activity, have a beneficial effect on digestion, improve cardiovascular function and memory, and lower blood pressure. They prevent premature ageing, help with urinary tract inflammation and diabetes. If you exercise, blueberries help you burn fat and help in muscle recovery.
Let's take a closer look.
The skin of blueberries contains anthocyanins, which give it a beautiful deep blue color (blue is good!), but importantly for us, they are anti-inflammatory. According to research (source: wildblueberries.com), wild blueberries contain 33% more of this substance than garden blueberries. Anthocyanins also support healthy body and brain function.
Antioxidants help the body break down free radicals, which can be the cause of various diseases of civilization, cancer, cataracts... Wild berries are full of antioxidants, and you can't guess which one has the most. Yes, in blueberries (again, these are wild blueberries from Nova Scotia, which contain twice as many antioxidants as garden blueberries) /source: wildblueberries.com, even the most of any commonly consumed fruit and vegetable ever.
Blueberries just don't just taste great, they help. Treat yourself to at least a few a day, whether fresh, frozen or dried.
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