I visit my grandchildren most Saturday mornings, and I try to take something for breakfast. Early on, I discovered the my 3 year old grandson, Maxton, loves blueberries. So, now it's a joke - I arrive and he runs to the door and says "Nan, did you bring blueberries?" I'm thrilled that he likes a food that not only tastes good, but is also great for you.
Blueberries have a high degree of antioxidents and are also good for brain health and memory. Research shows that frozen blueberries don't lose their nutritional value in the same way other foods do. Blueberries are also low on the glycemic index scale, so the impact that they have on elevating blood sugar is minimal. All-in-all, blueberries are some of the best foods you can eat for their nutritional value.
We love to stir them into plain greek yogurt, add them to a spinach salad, cook them down into a sauce for protein pancakes, or just eat them straight out of the box for a snack. We hope you have a chance to enjoy some this weekend.
Here's to simple pleasures!
Question of the Day: What is your favorite way to eat blueberries?
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