Saturday, August 1, 2009
Big Benefits of Blueberries
Summer is a great time to enjoy fresh fruit. Beautiful displays of fresh fruit can be found at the supermarket and the farm stand. Prices are the best of the year. So why not try fruit for a snack or dessert?
This summer I have been eating a handful of blueberries each day. Blueberries are a source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and fiber.
The research on blueberries indicates that these little berries could have big benefits.
Eating blueberries provides nutritional support that could help with:
Keeping the brain healthy
Preventing urinary tract infection
The health benefits of blueberries come primarily from the dark blue hue of the berries. The deep blue color of blueberries comes from a group of flavonoids called anthocyanins, which have remarkable antioxidant power.
Here are some tips for enjoying blueberries:
1. Toss a handful of berries over hot or cold cereal
2. Mix some berries into yogurt
3. Blend berries into a smoothie
4. Stir into fruit salad
5. Rinse and leave a bowl on the counter - these berries will
For more ways to make blueberries part of a healthy lifestyle, check out the recipes and meal plans of The Fat Resistance Diet.
Wishing you best health!
Jonathan and The Fat Resistance Diet Team