Blue Superhero!!!

1595024In my family we are big superhero fans- we love that these “special” men and women have superpowers and use them for good!!  I would like to introduce a new superhero to the scene…….BLUEBERRIES!!!  These little berries have innumerable nutritional benefits, one cup contains 80 calories and 4 grams of fiber!!  They are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Manganese, Iron, and truthfully the list goes on.  What makes these blue superheros stand out  is something called phytonutrients and true to its name they “fight” a lot of things!!

  • reduces cell damage that may lead to cancer
  • slow aging process
  • prevent urinary tract infections
  • clean blood vessels, arteries and veins
  • helps maintain good vision
  • great for complexion

Blueberries are in a “league” of their own- researchers have found them to be the highest in antioxidants of all other fruit.  Antioxidants are compounds that work to neutralize and protect against the damaging effects of free radicals.  Researchers have also found that the high antioxidant levels protect the brain from oxidative stress which may reduce the effects of age related conditions like Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  Blueberries also contain tannins which act like an astringent in the digestive tract to help and reduce inflammation.  Blueberries are a true super-food and it would benefit your body greatly to add them into your diet- maybe even turn you into a superhero!!!  My favorite ways to eat blueberries are:

  • Big bowl of blueberries mixed with chunks of honeydew melon
  • sliced strawberries and blueberries layered in a glass dish
  • chunks of fresh pineapple sprinkled with blueberries


Blueberry-Banana Smoothie

1 cup Almond Milk

1 cup blueberries

2 bananas

1 tbsp. of vanilla

*optional- 1-2 tbsp. of sweetener like agave, honey or maple syrup

Blend together and enjoy!!

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