Tis the season for Blueberries…

July 8th, 2013

As a family we went blueberry picking this weekend-close to home, at the local 4H farm where they grow berries free of any pesticides. It’s always a wonderful summer tradition…kids and adults alike meandering from tree to tree in search of the best clump of berries. Everyone claiming to have found the best one. The kids love them, would eat them all day. What they don’t realize though, is just how extensive the benefits are: blueberries are an incredibly nutrient dense food: Full of fiber, vitamin C, manganese as well as polyphenols. So that means eating blueberries will contribute to lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, keeping your cholesterol levels down, stimulating the immune system, and helping to maintain brain health. I’d say they pack a pretty big punch!

So, pick yourself some berries and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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