Superfood: Why we love blueberries <3

30 Jun
blueberries

blueberries (Photo credit: Simply Bike)

We LOVE blueberries. Why? Because they taste delicious. Obviously 🙂

But blueberries are more than simply delicious, they are amazingly good for us to. For this reason we eat blueberries a lot, and usually buy frozen packs and have them in the freezer at all times. When we want some, we simply thaw them out and eat them (or we eat them as a cold dessert).

Why are blueberries so great?

  • Apparently, 100 grams of blueberries contains as much antioxidant phytonutrients as five servings of vegetables. Antioxidant phytonutrients are said to help prevent cancer, heart disease, asthma, arthritis, cataracts and Alzheimers.
  • Great source of fibre. Fibre helps keep you regular (ahem ahem). This is very important for your general health.
  • Blueberries are said to help slow the onset of age-related neurological disease. In other words, they help you keep your marbles.
  • Contain polyphenols, which combat the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are released when the body is under stress, for example when doing intensive weight training. Eating foods like blueberries helps combat that, which aids the body’s recovery.
  • Free radicals are also said to cause wrinkles, so eating blueberries helps maintain your youthful appearance.
  • Blueberries taste delicious but are low in calories.

How do we like our blueberries?

We often have blueberries with porridge, or in blueberry pancakes. Koha also likes it when I throw a few frozen blueberries into her lunch box, which thaw in time for lunch at creche. When blueberries are in season, sometimes we buy punnets and simply scoff them down (they usually don’t last long around here).

Blueberries are also nice in muffins, salads, or sprinkled on yoghurt.

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