I’m sure these little blue berries aren’t anything new to anyone but I will be honest and say that for the majority of my life I have never known how amazingly healthy they are and the benefits they come with when eating them regularly. I guess a lot of it comes from my upbringing where blueberries wasn’t anything I ever saw on the fridge or in the food. As we all know we become a product of our environment and the childhood programs so much of us, so if you don’t go and explore later in life you will actually miss out on a lot.
I mostly discovered blueberries when I was living in the US because over there they love them and use them in so many different ways in food like blueberry muffins, blueberry shakes, eating them as healthy snacks etc. but in Denmark where I grew up it just wasn’t a fruit we ate or used much in food. I just remember blueberries from jam or as fruit on top of a cake, so to me that didn’t remind me of anything healthy and no one would ever just eat them raw.
Over the past 5 years where I really started to read, learn and study much more about healthy living and how you can substitute unhealthy snacks to different healthy variants was when I came across blueberries and I will admit I had no idea who crazy healthy these little berries are. I thought they were just like raspberries and strawberries but no, these blue ones are in the top of the super fruits list full of all goodies compared to other fruits or berries. Blueberries are high in antioxidants and help the heart, bone strength, skin health, blood pressure, diabetes management, cancer prevention and mental health. They are low in calories but high in nutrients and contain iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin K just to mention most if it.
Eating a small bowl or portion of blueberries a day can help boost the immune system and blueberries are number 1 in the top 5 list over the healthiest fruits. They are high in fibre which can help normal digestive function and bloating which is something I suffer from very often. There is nothing worse than looking like you are 7 months pregnant when its all just a blown up stomach caused by bloating. So for anyone looking to add a little super boost to the daily or weekly diet I can strongly recommend making sure you always have these stocked in your fridge for breakfast, snacks or add them in your weekend packages or muffins 🙂antioxidantsBlogbloggerblueberriesdietfiberfoodfruitshealthhealthyhealthyskinlifestylesnackvitamins