Are YOU eating enough blueberries? Read this post to find out.
I don’t favouritise when it comes to fruit and veg. However, there are certain fruits and vegetables who belong in a certain ‘squad’ of sorts: the superfoods. These foods are said to be high in nutrients and blueberries are definitely one of them.
- Blueberries are high in Vitamin K. Vitamin K is important for blood coagulation, which is a fancy word for clotting. This means that when you get a cut, your blood will clot which enables the wound to heal properly.
- Blueberries are a good source of Antioxidants. Antioxidants is a word which gets thrown around a bit, don’t you think? Well, an antioxidant is something which prevents oxidation, as the name would suggest! Oxidation produces ‘free radicals’, which are atoms with unpaired electrons. These radicals will often start a chain reaction with other radicals leading to cells functioning poorly. This could lead to development of heart disease or diabetes. Antioxidants are key molecules which can terminate this chain reaction.
- They can help improve your memory (allegedly). Studies have shown consuming blueberries improves cognitive function. Especially around exam season, it’s best to munch on a handful of bluebs when revising, just in case!
- They are low in calories. 100g of blueberries is 57 calories, which means you can eat a whole punnet and not feel guilty! (except for the fact that blueberries are hella expensive in the UK haha)
- They’re delicious! Whilst being incredibly good for your body, blueberries also make a yummy snack, meaning blueberry consumption is a win-win! yay 🙂
- With yoghurt + granola – this makes for an AMAZING breakfast
- In a smoothie – recipe here
- On their own
- In a muffin! Probably not the best way to eat them but let’s face it, I’ve never met a blueberry muffin I didn’t like.
*DISCLAIMER* I am not a Registered Dietician. I just love food and am fascinated by the human body 🙂