From smoothies to muffins, blueberries are a delicious and tiny force to be reckoned with. These classic favorites pack a big punch when it comes to nutritional and cognitive benefits. Known for having some of the highest antioxidant content of all fruit, blueberries are bursting with immune-strengthening vitamins and minerals perfect for nourishing the body and soul. Harness the power of blueberries to boost your brain-function, protect against cancer and turn back your biological clock.
These tasty treats, also known as “brain berries,” can protect your noggin from the oxidative stresses that often cause brain conditions or dementia. Eating a small handful of blueberries a day will benefit your brain function in the long AND short term. Studies show that the antioxidants in blueberries tend to aggregate in parts of the brain that are crucial for enhancing cognitive performance and intelligence.
Fun Fact: Frozen blueberries pack an even BIGGER dose of disease-fighting antioxidants than fresh blueberries. This is made possible because of the compound, anthocyanin. This composite gives blueberries a purple-ish hue and when frozen, the anthocyanins are easier for your body to absorb, enhancing the impact of the nutritional benefits.
Need I say more? If you haven’t jumped on the blueberry bandwagon yet, now’s the time! Here’s one of my favorite blueberry recipes you can try at home.
An inch of ginger
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of plant-based milk
1. Place ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth. For a chunkier smoothie blend for about 30 seconds, and for a smoothie that is less chunky leave it in the blender a bit longer.