July 22, 2014
A popular fruit (taking the #2 spot in fruit consumption in the US), blueberries are one of the best fruits to eat. Loaded with tons of antioxidant benefits, researchers have made a link between eating blueberries and brain health/memory improvement. They’re also rich in fiber and Vitamin C and low in calories. Other benefits include:
- Vision Loss – research has shown that eating three servings per day can reduce the risk of vision loss
- Belly Fat – say so long to belly fat since blueberries can help break it down
- Reduced Risks of Heart Attacks – for females, studies show a reduced chance of heart attacks by eating three servings each week
- Blood Sugar – those with type 2 diabetes will find the fruit beneficial in regulating their blood sugar
In their prime, the power fruit gets deemed National Blueberry Month each July, although their season runs seven months long – from April to October. Added bonus? They’re great to eat at every meal! Top off your breakfast by adding them to your oatmeal or cereal or try whole wheat blueberry pancakes. Snack time calls for fruit salad or mixing fresh blueberries into your yogurt. Liven up a lunchtime salad with blueberries and pecans and make a blueberry BBQ glaze chicken at dinner. For a list of healthy recipes, check out this site we found and just remember that the possibilities with this fruit are endless!