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!