Healthy, Tasty BLUEBERRIES

They're in season now: local, organic blueberries!  Finally, we can enjoy them without feeling guilty about leaving a Carbon footprint if we've previously been buying those sourced from South America!


Some of the many health benefits of this member of the same family as cranberry and bilberry include:

-HIgh in antioxidant phytonutrients 

-Touted to improve nighttime vision & pprotect against Macular Degeneration

-Protect the brain from oxidative stress (and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia) 

-Promote of Health of the GI Tract

-Help prevent certain Cancers

-Blueberries can help relieve both diarrhea and constipation, and promote urinary tract health. 

A recent study at Tufts University analyzed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capability. Blueberries came out on top, rating highest in their capacity to destroy free radicals.  So- eat 'em up!

Mix them into your salad, puree them into a smoothie, eat a handful as a snack in their pure & simple form.  Enjoy!