Blueberries

Blueberries are deliciously sweet and surprisingly low in calories, making them a great addition to a weight loss plan. They contain many disease fighting properties which are beneficial for overall health and immunity.

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Health Benefits


  • Blueberries are a nutrient powerhouse packed with antioxidants that have been shown to fight free radicals in the body that cause chronic disease.

  • The blue pigment in blueberries known as anthocyanins which are responsible for much of the antioxidant power in the fruit.

  • Blueberries contain a good amount of soluble fiber which may assist with lowering cholesterol levels.

How To:

1

Pick

Choose berries that are plump and firm with a deep blue pigment. A gray dusting on the surface is perfectly fine!

2

Prepare

Rinse blueberries with water in a colander right before consumption to keep them fresh. Once drained, spread blueberries on a flat surface and gently pat dry with a paper towel. Toss in fruit bowl or salad and enjoy.

3

Store

Blueberries can be kept for up to 2 weeks if refrigerated. For flavor and texture, consume within 1 week.

Better For You Tip


Make a blueberry compote by heating the blueberries in a saucepan on medium heat with 1-2 TBSP of maple syrup. This produces a sweet sauce that can be used to top pancakes or waffles.