February 10, 2012

Blueberries and Health Benefits

Fresh or frozen, blueberries pack a triple threat of antioxidants.
Not to mention they are juicy and pop in your mouth when you eat them!

The blueberry is a native of North America and they do a lot more than adding sweetness and color to recipes. 

  1. Anthocyanins is what gives the blueberries their vivid blue color.  It also positively affects a variety of the body's functions, including vision, circulation, and brain activity.
  2. Pterostilbene helps to keep your cholesterol in check.
  3. Epicatechins promotes urinary tract health.
All these words I am not able to pronounce sure are good for me!  For such a small little berry, they sure pack a hell of a punch!  In fact, these berries boast the strongest health benefits over any other berry. 

I have put together a collage of blueberry recipes that can be found on my blog.  You will find both healthy and indulgent recipes.  Everything in moderation!

What's your favorite blueberry recipe?  

I encourage you to try one of these recipes.  
 My favorite is the Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping.  It seems to be yours too as it's always on the most popular post list!


  1. One of my fondest memories was when I was a kid and the family went camping during blueberry season. We'd pick wild blueberries and Mom would make the most awesome blueberry pancakes cooked over an old Coleman stove. I tell you what though-I would LOVE to wait up to the smell of our blueberry muffins. I beat they are deelicious!

  2. Where the h. e. double hockey sticks have I been my bbff. This is totally different. Arg, we need to connect more. I feel bad. Slap me okay. Bad blogging friend, I need a smackdown.

  3. @MJ - Wow! I'm going to be looking for a camping site with fresh blueberries for sure! We did stay somewhere last year that had mulberries. I wonder how they would be in pancakes? Never hurts to try! That sounds like an awesome memory!

  4. @Kim - LOL! All of these changes are pretty recent. You haven't been gone too long :) No smackdown needed!


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