Health Benefits of Blueberries
Every year my family and I go out to Tree Berry Farm to go blueberry picking. The four of us will usually get somewhere between 25-30lbs worth, split them up into bags and then freeze them. It works out so we never have to snack on or bake with store bought berries! It’s a good thing there are so many health benefits of blueberries because we definitely eat a lot of them!
If you’re anything like me, you’ll always go for a pastry or treat if blueberry is involved. Whether it’s pie, yogurt or a smoothie, we’ll take it. They’re so delicious on their own, but the fact that they are good for you is the berry on top!
Rich in Nutrients
Blueberries pack a heavy punch of nutrients considering how small they are! They have a wide range of antioxidants, in fact they’re one of the highest antioxidant foods available. Not to mention, healthy levels of Resveratrol, Gallic acid, Lutein, Vitamin K, C and 17% of your daily value of fiber- are all yours in just one cup of berries!
The gallic acid and other phenols in blueberries literally help protect your brain from neurotoxicity, degeneration and stress. Studies have also showed that regular consumption of blueberries decreases the rate of cognitive decline alongside improved function in regards to motor function and memory.
As with any regular consumption of fiber, blueberries can help keep you on track digestively. Short and sweet- and very true!
Apparently there has been an influx of blueberry based skincare. Blueberry extract has been included in many new product lines around the globe because it is rich in vitamins which help restore hormone balance (fights acne). The presence of resveratrol is said to help protect the skin from sun damage with regular consumption.
These are just a couple of benefits from including blueberries in your regular diet. Stay tuned for delicious healthy recipes incorporating this magical fruit!
In the meantime, consider trying our decadent Blueberry preserves!