July 27, 2012

Blueberries make People happy!

The title says it all!  Blueberries, indeed, make people very, very happy.  It's amazing the amount of fun, flavorful, and very healthy recipes you can create by using blueberries.

In addition to fiber, they contain vitamins C and E, along with beta-carotene and polyphenols.  Blueberries are also anti-inflammatory and help support the eyes.  They also help protect the brain and may help maintain the hippo campus (The brain area essential to memory).

Did you know:  The blueberry's cousins are the bilberry and the cranberry?

Blueberries can be added to cereal, yogurt, smoothies, and even salads, but buy organic when possible.  Blueberries are part of the list of the "dirty dozen,"  the 12 foods that can possibly carry the highest pesticide residue.  *see below article for a printable "dirty dozen" checklist*


Here are some ways to enjoy Blueberries:






So go ahead, indulge in some blueberries for the heck of it!




Be sure and enlarge the image below, of the "dirty dozen" checklist, and print it out to carry with you to supermarket or farmers' market.



2 comments:

  1. Yummy awesome to know! AND I just love blueberries now I know why!

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  2. Same here! I could eat blueberries till I was blue. Ha! They are one of the best go-to berries; just like strawberries.

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