Happy Friday! It’s time for your fit and healthy lifestyle tip.
This week I ran across a great post by Zesty Cook about blueberries. I really enjoy blueberries but my favorite way to eat them is on top of oatmeal. Either frozen or fresh blueberries are fine by me!
Today’s Tip: Learn some fun facts about blueberries
In addition to learning about how to choose a good blueberry and other blueberry tips on Zesty Cook’s blog, I found some fun facts about blueberries too. Did you know blueberries are also called “star berries”? Each blossom end forms a 5 point star (thanks to Blueberrylane Farm for the fun fact)
According to my Superfoods for Dummies book Blueberries are a powerful antioxidant and help you body in several ways.
1) Help keep your heart healthy
2) Help prevent cancer
3) Help with vision
4) Keeps your mind sharp
5) Helps to prevent urinary tract infections
Not only are they low in calories but also a significant source of Vitamin C. Yum!
Do you like blueberries? What is your favorite way to eat them?
Deano Power says
Great Post Angie! I love Blueberries, now I have even more reasons to eat them. Thanks for Sharing. Deano
Queen of the Click says
I was too late for Blog Her tickets too. You are lucky to be in Chicago though 🙂
I love blueberries! I knew they were good for the body, but I had no idea that blueberries help with vision and keep your mind sharp.
I LOVE blueberries. They may, in fact, be my favorite fruit. Lately, they’ve been $1/carton so we’ve been eating them like crazy – for breakfasts, snacks, side dishes, everything. 🙂
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Chubby Chick says
I love blueberries, too… especially in vanilla yogurt… with chopped walnuts sprinkled on top. Yum! 🙂
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I adore blueberries! Because of their tartness I like mixing them into my morning oats for sweet banana and blueberry perfection 🙂
Thanks everyone for commenting!
Chubby Chick, that sounds yummy! Danielle, I like mixing them in oats too.