Have You Had Your Blueberries Today?

July 12, 2012

Let’s make a bet. If I win you’ll promise to eat only healthy foods for the remainder of the month. If I lose, I’ll do the same. But also if I win I’ll do the same. And also if you win you should do the same. It’s basically a win-win-win-win situation.
Anyway, I’ll bet that if you look around on the internet (or on magazines) for articles on the healthiest foods around (so-called “powerfoods”), blueberries will make the cut 9 times out of 10.
There’s a reason for that: blueberries are a health wonder; packed with vitamins, antioxidants and other precious nutrients.

Due to the array of health benefits, blueberries have acquired the status of superstar among foods. Research studies have shown that the antioxidant properties of this fruit are relevant in the whole body: cardiovascular system, nervous system, neurodegenerative diseases, digestive system, muscle soreness, eye health, blood sugars, etc.
The powers of this fruit are so amazing that some claim they should be stored in the medicine cabinet and not in the fridge. And I’m definitely one of those people.
Plus, let’s say it, blueberries taste awesome. They’re among the best tasting fruits around.
They have one downside, the price. Yes, blueberries tend to be pretty expensive, especially fresh ones. However frozen are more affordable and easier to keep.
If you don’t know what to do on a weekend day you should consider going to one u-pick farms in the countryside (here in New England that are hundreds of them). It’s a great way to spend time in the nature picking fruits, it’s always pretty cheap (last time I did it I paid $2 per pound) and when you go home you can freeze your own blueberries (unless you eat them all while on the road like we normally do!).
Blueberries are really one of the best thing you can eat for your health and you should eat at least one serving per day.
So, have you had your blueberries today?

The Iron You


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