These little guys are one of the top anti-oxidant rich food items that you can choose to incorporate more into your meal planning. They’re great on their own or in many great recipes; choose them more often to benefit from the following important nutrients:
The phytochemicals in blueberries can help to strengthen blood vessels and can help with varicose and spider veins.
They promote heart health, they aid the lymphatic system, they support the immune system, they help keep our bones strong and they can be beneficial for the following:
urinary tract infections
When purchasing blueberries choose ones that are fresh, dry, firm, plump and are of a uniform size. If you are unable to fins good quality fresh ones, buy frozen ones-they are just as nutritious. Wild blueberries will have more skin then flesh, however both varieties are rich in anti-oxidants.
Fresh, good quality, unwashed blueberries will stay well in the refrigerator for approximately 10 days and will stay well frozen for approximately 10 months. To clean them, place in a bowl of cold water and drain (make sure not to soak them too long or they will become waterlogged)
Add them to your meal plan on their own as a great snack or on top of your favourite hot or cold cereal; fruits are high in natural sugars though so keep them to 3 servings per day.
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We have committed to donating a portion of our monthly sales to Canadian Feed the Children to help provide children and families in need with such things as increased access to nutritious food and quality education, and community support. Together we are creating a healthier and brighter future for children around the world.