On my quest to incorporate the healthiest of healthy foods into our family diet, you can imagine I am also on the lookout for the foods that taste the very best. You know, the ones my family will eat with the least amount of complaining? It must be good for them AND taste good. You realize this is not an easy task, right? Until you discover the miracle that is the blueberry.
Tucked within the skins of each blue and purple pebble-sized bite of goodness is a jolt of health like few others. While many fruits and vegetables can claim to contain one vitamin or another, or to support your digestive system, or the ability to fight the premature aging of your cells… very few, if any, can claim ALL of this and more at the very same time. And yet, the blueberry does just that.
A one cup serving of blueberries provides an excellent source of Vitamin K and Vitamin C. This fruit is a good source fiber which, as you can imagine, helps your digestive system, but also keeps your heart healthy. The antioxidants in blueberries, like anthocyanins and flavonoids, can help support your overall health. Who wouldn’t love a fruit that contains an excellent source of antioxidant Vitamin C and is a good source of fiber?
In our home, we have found blueberries are wonderful in smoothies, regular salads and fruit salads. We prefer them fresh, but we know there are benefits to the frozen varieties as well – and those can be thrown into desserts and yogurts. So many options, you simply HAVE to incorporate them into your diet, right? What is your favorite way to include blueberries in a meal or dish?