Unassuming Blueberries: Powerful Little Disease Busters by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50 Pound Big-Time-Loser
Whether you want to bust a disease, age gracefully, or are simply in need of a tush-kickin’ recipe, this yum delicious blog-post is for YOU!
Blueberries On Top: Tufts University analyzed over 60 types of fruits and vegetables, while the U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Center studied over 40 different types of fruits and vegetables. In both studies, blueberries came out on top, easily the best source of antioxidants (antioxidants help to prevent cellular damage that can lead to cancer), rating highest in their capacity to destroy free radicals. (For the scientific minded, here’s a link to Understanding Free Radicals and Antioxidants.)
Blueberries help to cure diarrhea, prevent and relieve constipation, fight infection. They lower cholesterol and (like cranberries) blueberries inhibit urinary tract infections. Blueberries are loaded with Vitamin C, which helps to fight cataracts, and flavonoids, which aid in improved circulation. Their potassium levels maintain fluid balance and keep blood press at normal levels.
Blueberries may even reduce the effects of aging as they improve balance, coordination and short-term memory. (I’ll have a bucket, please.)
Want to know how to remove blueberry stains? Soak the fabric for a long time in sour milk. Rinse and wash in warm water. Good luck!
Beatific Blueberry Sauce (from Our Lady of Weight Loss)
Pour this sauce on your toast, on top of your fruit, low-fat ice cream, yogurt or just by the spoonful. It’s devilishly divine!
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup (organic) light brown sugar
juice from one freshly squeezed lmone
1 pint of blueberries
In small sauce pan, heat water with light brown sugar until dissolved.
Add lemon juice.
Then the blueberries.
Just keep cookin’ and stirrin’ until it breaks down and it’s all saucy.
Spread the word, NOT the icing!
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