Blueberries are known as Little Blue Dynamos, and for good reason. These tiny berries can fulfill nearly a quarter of your daily vitamin C needs, and provide more than 3g of fiber, in just one 80 calorie serving. They are also high in manganese, which is thought to promote healing and bone health in addition to helping your body to better process certain nutrients - cholesterol and carbs watch out!
With all of the awesomeness that is the blueberry, you're probably wondering how you might fit a few into your already busy day. Try these recipes and tips below to experience your own day with blueberries!
Did you know:
-While blueberries are grown in many places around the globe, North America grows 90% of world's supply.
-Native Americans used blueberries to soothe a cough.
-July is National Blueberry Month
Blueberry Coconut Scones & Lemon Blueberry Parfait
Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette
Blueberry-stuffed Pork Loin - great with green beans and fruit salad!
Easy Blueberry Napoleons
Thompson, C. (n.d.). The Health Benefits of Blueberries. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/blueberries-nutritious-things-come-in-small-packages_
Health Benefits of Blueberries - U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. (n.d.). http://www.blueberrycouncil.org/healthy-living/health-benefits-blueberries/