Blueberries are a definite super-food. But why? They’re certainly not cheap! What is it that makes blueberries so good for us?
In a word – healthy-stuff! (OK – that’s two words). Blueberries are little blue pellets packed with nutritional goodness. Think of them as naturally occurring multivitamins and you won’t be far off the truth.
Here’s a brief list of just some of the good things that we know about blueberries. They….
- are insanely rich in antioxidants which are a vital element in healthy nutrition
- contain catechin, which promotes the fat-burning abilities of our cells. A study by Tufts University showed that catechins help us to burn away belly fat!
- help to protect our brains from some toxins found in the environment
- reduce the impact of free-radical damage in our bodies – the same damage that can lead to aging and disease
- have anti-cancer properties through their high levels of ellagic acid
- increase the body’s production of dopamine which is our happy-hormone. Eat blueberries – feel happy!
- contain generous quantities of essential natural minerals
- are packed with additional vitamin essentials such as C and E
- they don’t even need to be fresh! Studies have shown blueberries retain their nutritional punch even when frozen.
- and that frozen fact means that come the summer months you can pick-your-own at Glastonbury’s many fruit farms, then freeze them down and enjoy throughout the year. (I’ll remind you later in the season!)
If only everything so incredibly good for us could taste so incredibly good!