Want to boost your health? Eat blueberries! Blueberries have been part of the human diet for more than 13,000 years and this is long before it became known that these little blue jewels had awesome health effects.
One of the reasons why blueberries are so health protective is because they contain flavonoids and other specific phytonutrients that help protect against vascular instability. This makes them especially healthful for anyone concerned about heart disease. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know how much I talk about the importance of getting phytonutrients in your diet. These are essential for the normal function of your immune system. But, I digress. There’s even more great health benefits to eating blueberries. These babies are packed with tannins and anthocyanins that have been linked to prevention — and even reversal — of age related mental decline and anti-cancer effects. Why not eat them every day and get these health protecting benefits? I do!
They are so easy to include in your diet. How about adding them into steel-cut oats or other whole grain cereals for a satisfying and delicious breakfast? So good! Try to eat them fresh when you can, but frozen is OK too. Please try to buy organic as much as possible. One of my favorite things to do is to blend blueberries into green smoothies, yum! Here’s a bonus: Add some strawberries into your green smoothie. The synergy between blueberries, strawberries, and leafy greens (like kale) activates phytochemical repair mechanisms that arm our cells against damage from toxins and aging. Who wouldn’t love that? Many thanks to Dr. Joel Fuhrman for sharing this information. If you want to read more about building your immunity, check out Dr. Fuhrman’s book, Super Immunity. I recommend it highly and it is one of the tools that I use and talk about in my book, The Wellness Mindset: 5 Keys to Building Super Health. CLICK HERE to check it out.
So, don’t forget to eat your blueberries every day. Isn’t it nice to be able to eat something that tastes delicious and builds your health, too?