The Super-Sweet, Superfood.
Blueberries. Don't let their tiny size fool you. They are absolutely packed with health benefits. They are living proof that good things really do come in small packages. 1
Blueberries are not only low in fat and sodium, but for just 80 calories per cup, they are bursting Vitamin C, manganese, and even a little protein. What does this mean for you? Vitamin C is necessary for growth and development of tissues, and helps with wound healing while Manganese helps the body process and possibly lower cholesterol. 2, 3
Blueberries are also a good source of dietary fiber which may reduce the risk of heart disease and helps add bulk to your diet. Fiber also helps you feel more full and satisfied. 4
Blueberries are super versatile and make so many delicious recipes. Below, I've included some of my absolute favorite blueberry treats for breakfast, snacks, and sometimes a sweet lunch.
#1 BLUEBERRY BUCKWHEAT BOWL
#2 PB & J PANCAKES
#3 CHERRY BERRY ICE CREAM
1 “Health Benefits of Blueberries.” U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, www.blueberrycouncil.org/blueberry-nutrition/health-benefits-blueberries/. Accessed 14 Sept. 2017.
2 “Vitamin C.” MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, U.S National Library of Medicine, medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002404.htm. Accessed 14 Sept. 2017.
3 “Manganese.” MedlinePlus Supplements, U.S National Library of Medicine, medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/182.html. Accessed 14 Sept. 2017.
4 “Dietary Fiber: MedlinePlus.” MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You, U.S National Library of Medicine, medlineplus.gov/dietaryfiber.html. Accessed 14 Sept. 2017.