In season now, flavorful and juicy blueberries are a great source of antioxidants. Antioxidants combat free radical damage in our bodies that may lead to Cancer, Alzheimer’s and other maladies. One serving of blueberries, about a cup, is just 84 calories, a great source of fiber, contains 25% of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C, and with a low glycemic index (GI), is even considered a diabetic friendly fruit.
Tip from the Pro: When you plan on eating thin skinned fruits, like blueberries, peaches, and apples I recommend buying organic whenever possible! You don’t want to undo the antioxidant power by ingesting pesticides sprayed on conventional produce.
Blueberries make a great raw snack, are a wonderful addition to smoothies, or even Sunday morning pancakes! Wild blueberries are also readily available in the frozen fruit isle of your local grocery store.
To Your Health!
Chef Adrianna, CHC
Adrianna Holiat is a Certified Health Coach and professionally trained Natural Foods Chef. She is founder of Greenwich Village Green, a private health coaching practice and Baked By Bub, a natural foods line featuring organic, naturally sweetened, good-for-you baked goods.