The Amazing Blueberry - A Superfood For Your Health
Written By Empress Of Pearl Powder
Sarah Anderson Dec 2, 2023
Are blueberries healthy? Absolutely. There is a vast amount of evidence showing blueberries have extensive health benefits. In fact, blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits you can consume.
Blueberries are rich in phytonutrients, including Vitamin C and K1 as well as Manganese, Iron and antioxidants. They also contain thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, folate, fibre, and several other beneficial plant compounds.
These delicious, colorful, healthy, purple jewels of the fruit kingdom, assures that you are doing something right in every bite.
Blueberries are my favorite fruit, and I love that they are so amazingly healthy. I hope they become one or your favorites, too.
Read this blog to learn more.
Studies show that dark-colored pigments of anthocyanins from berries are strong antioxidants, and that of those fruits, blueberries contained the highest levels, and produce the highest numbers of antioxidants on the chart. Therefore, the outer layer of the berry is the most nutritious part. Blueberries are doctors and nutritionists top choice.
The deep-blue hue, which imparts red, violet, and blue colors when steeped in warm water, comes from anthocyanin, a phytochemical which has the ability to protect the body from inflammation, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes.
Blueberry - Dubbed A Superfood
Blueberries are considered a superfood. This delicious little fruit has brain boosting powers, and regularly eating blueberries can improve brian health, memory and retard, even reverse age-related cognitive decline as well as motor skills. In addition, they can help maintain healthy bones, prevent blood clotting, reduce blood pressure, and promote gut health.
Studies show that they can help preserve your skin, guard you from aging, and DNA damage. Blueberries also have cancer fighting properties.
Multiple studies have shown a link between blueberries, nutrition and reduced growth of breast cancer, as well as reduced growth of colon cancer cells. Further studies are being carried out on blueberries' cancer-fighting abilities.
This healthy little fruit indeed packs a powerful punch. From anti aging to strengthening hair capillaries to reducing fine lines and wrinkles, blueberries offer a host of skin and hair loving benefits. They stimulate collagen production and heals your skin moisture barrier.
This antioxidant powerhouse also helps fade blemishes, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots. Dermatologists have said that they recommend blueberries as a collagen-stimulating fruit.
Blueberries Nutritional Value
"A one-cup serving of blueberries contains 25% of the recommended daily value for vitamin C and 4 grams of dietary fiber, and only 80 calories", states Mayo Clinic.
Plus, blueberries are juicy fruits, which means they contain mostly water. The high water content makes them great for weight loss or maintenance because they fill you up quickly without many calories. And there is virtually no fat.
Blueberries are a healthy, stress-free food, becaus you get fiber, vitamin C and K, manganese and potassium in every handful of blueberries.
The Versatality Of Blueberries
Whether you're eating blueberries for the health benefits, because you like the taste or both, blueberries are a versatile option for every day. They can be eaten fresh, dried or frozen.
Eat them plain, sprinkle them on hot or cold cereal or yogurt, or stir them into baked goods for added sweetness and nutrition.
Make Blueberry tea, or a blueberry pie. They are a tasty topper for waffles and oatmeal, and a power snack between meals. They make healthy, delicious blueberry muffins, blueberry pankcakes, and a blueberry crumble.
Add them when juicing or to your smoothie, or serve them over ice cream. I love blueberry sauce with pork, and its good with chicken, too. And of course, they are excellent in a salad with both their vibrant color and fabulous taste.
Mayo Clinic Suggests, "During summer months, take advantage of blueberries when they're plentiful and on sale by purchasing in large quantities and freezing them. Store fresh blueberries in the refrigerator and wash before serving. To freeze, wash and dry the berries, lay them on a pan and freeze until they're solid. Pack the berries in freezer-safe storage bags".
Here are a couple of Blueberry Smoothies that will make your boat float. Try these and you'll be well on your way to beautiful skin, a healthy body, and a happy life.
This power packed protein, nutritional smoothie will fuel your body and keep you full and energized throughout the day.
1/2 tsp Superpower Pearl Powder
1/2 banana, cut into chunks
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tsp hemp seeds
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup water or 2% milk
1 cup spinach (optional but highly recommended)
1. Wash the blueberries
2. Add ingredients into your high speed blender.
3. Blend until smooth and creamy.
4. Add ice to glass and serve immediately.
Blueberries are a popular, delicious fruit.They're so tasty and convenient that many people consider them their favorite fruit. And because of their health restoring and nutritional values, be sure to add blueberries into your diet everyday. You're body and skin will love you for it.