Bluebliees as my daughter calls them
Easy Quick Healthy Tip 15 – Blueberries
I LOVE Blueberries and a good thing too because they are a superfood. They have one of the highest anti-oxident capacities of all fruits and vegetables. This fact is amazingly fantastic for us because, anti-oxidents are essential to our healthy living.
Free radicals are the nasties that attack out bodies from the inside. They damage our bodies on a cellular level. We are exposed to free radicals through diet, environmental factors such as pollution and smoke. We basically can’t really avoid them. Free radicals also cause wrinkles! This is where Blueberries and anti-oxidents come in. Anti-oxidents help ‘kill off’ and combat free radicals, kicking them into touch. The more anti-oxidents we consume, the better!
So basically Blueberries can help slow down wrinkles! I think that says it all???
The best way to eat your Blueberries is raw, that way you are getting the maximum goodness from them – don’t rely on Blueberry muffins for example. A few fantastic ways to get them in your diet.
- Freshly washed straight out the punet. The little balls of blue goodness are so yummy, I really don’t think they need anything else.
- A handful of blueberries ontop of your breaskfast. I think they are particularly good with a little homemade granola and yougart.
- Blueberries + 1 banana + ice + a little milk + a blender = the most delicious healthy anti-oxident smoothie.
I often see Blueberries on offer but they don’t stay fresh for long but then I found out you can freeze them. According to the World Healthiest Foods; New studies make it clear that we can freeze blueberries without doing damage to their delicate anthocyanin antioxidants. After freezing blueberries at temperatures of 0°F (-17°C) or lower for periods of time between 3-6 months, researchers have discovered no significant lowering of overall antioxidant capacity or anthocyanin concentrations. These findings are great news for anyone who grows, buys, or picks fresh berries in season and wants to enjoy them year round. They are also great news for anyone who has restricted access to fresh blueberries but can find them in the freezer section of the market. So now I buy double oif they are offer and freeze them. You can put frozen fruit directly into your blender and it makes it a lovely ice cold drink.
So a delicious fruit that’s deliciously good – awesome! x