Have you been at your farmer’s market in spring and early summer and seen bundles of green stalks with tiny bulbs at their tips that appear to be green onions,…
Blueberries need no introduction, so read on!
Why Eat Blueberries?
Blueberries are an easy addition to any breakfast or salad, and they are known for their antioxidants. According to Ronald Prior of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, blueberries are among the fruits with the highest concentration of antioxidants. Blueberries have also been tied to improved memory. After three months of daily blueberry consumption, one study found improved cognitive abilities in two separate categories.
From an anti-cancer perspective: “They (blueberries) stimulate the mechanisms of elimination of carcinogenic substances and inhibit angiogenesis.”
– from Anti Cancer A New Way of Life David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD
Blueberries also contain a large number of polyphenols and ellagic acid. They have a low glycemic index and freeze well. Next time you crave something sweet, consider trying a bowl of blueberries.
Blueberries are fresh and locally available from July and August. Frozen berries and berries imported from other areas (during the winter months) are also excellent sources for the fruit.
From Martha Stewart: Grilled Chicken with Blueberry-Basil Salsa
You might like to consider using organic chicken for this recipe.
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