Blueberries: In Season and So Good For You

What is not to love about the blueberry? Low in calories and high in antioxidants, blueberries definitely fall into the super food category.


Blueberries are high in antioxidant phytonutrients called anthocyanidins. You may not be able to pronounce that word, but let me tell you what it does. This antioxidant is an anti-bacterial pigment, which has a beneficial effect on blood vessels and the treatment of varicose veins. Blueberries also contain tannins, which act as astringents in the digestive system to reduce inflammation. Blueberries also promote urinary tract health, since they contain the same compounds found in cranberries.

Personally, I like blueberries just about any way you can serve them: fresh and unadulterated straight out of the basket, on cereal, in muffins, distilled into a compote and ladled over ice cream whole wheat pancakes. This delicious berry is in season right now, so get them while they are tasty and affordable.

Tell me, do you love blueberries? If so what is your favorite way to enjoy them - tell me in the comments section below.

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