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Blueberries: In Season and So Good For You

What is not to love about the blueberry? Low in calories and high in antioxidants, blueberries definitely fall into the super food category.

Blueberries are high in antioxidant phytonutrients called anthocyanidins. You may not be able to pronounce that word, but let me tell you what it does. This antioxidant is an anti-bacterial pigment, which has a beneficial effect on blood vessels and the treatment of varicose veins. Blueberries also contain tannins, which act as astringents in the digestive system to reduce inflammation. Blueberries also promote urinary tract health, since they contain the same compounds found in cranberries.

Personally, I like blueberries just about any way you can serve them: fresh and unadulterated straight out of the basket, on cereal, in muffins, distilled into a compote and ladled over ice cream whole wheat pancakes. This delicious berry is in season right now, so get them while they are tasty and affordable.

Tell me, do you love blueberries? If so what is your favorite way to enjoy them - tell me in the comments section below.

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angel0950 angel0950 10 years
i absolutely love eating blueberries. as a snack, in my cereal, yogurt, muffins, pancakes, never tried with ice cream but sounds delicious!
MuffinGal MuffinGal 10 years
@c0rkie: I never thought that blueberries were expensive. What would be a reasonable price for them? I have them in my homemade fruit smoothies almost every nite. The only time I don't have them is when the store carries blueberries from outside the U.S.
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
if only they weren't so expensive in the states :( lucky bf gets to eat these whenever he wants in sweden! poo!
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
I'll sit and scarf them down as is instead of popcorn while watching tv!
madison63 madison63 10 years
i love tossing in a handful of blueberries to my yogurt. that way, my plain unsweetened yogurt has a bit of a kick to it
joyceay joyceay 10 years
mmm i had blueberry pie at a friend's house the other night :]
ishop2much ishop2much 10 years
mmmm my mom makes a blueberry tart! so delicious and healthy! :)
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
Blueberries and yogurt! Yum!
ailene ailene 10 years
When I make waffles, I pour the waffle batter onto the waffle iron, then I sprinkle blueberries on top of the batter before closing the waffle iron. Blueberry waffles! Yum.
chibarosa chibarosa 10 years
I love blueberries! My hubby, the picky eater that he is, doesn't usually eat fruit with breakfast but he'll stir some blueberries into his oatmeal.
Heidi_Fleidi Heidi_Fleidi 10 years
Mmmmm...blueberries how do I love thee? I eat them straight out of the basket and I love me some blueberry muffins. Costco has blueberries? I'm going to have to check my local store!
MissRoxy MissRoxy 10 years
I like blueberries, but dont love them. I force myself to eat as much of them as possible due to their benefits. About the only way I eat them is raw. (I do love blueberry pie, but that defeats the nutritional benefits haha)
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 10 years
I never really liked blueberries (except in muffins and cookies) until a few weeks ago. We had no other fruit in the house, so for breakfast I had to punt and mixed some in with my Cheerios and milk. And I really liked them! I've been having them all the time now.
kgtg1 kgtg1 10 years
I second the frozen blueberries and the smoothies. They are great. Also, blueberry mojitos! Maybe not so healthy, but hey, they are delicious.
kerneschick2005 kerneschick2005 10 years
I eat them right out of the basket (washed, of course!!!) Blueberries are pretty much one of my favorites.
Sai-style Sai-style 10 years
I love them fresh or with vanilla yogurt or cottage cheese! I also love making a strawberry/blueberry smoothie w/vanilla yogurt! yum
baby-doll baby-doll 10 years
Mmmm blueberries! I eat them with everything XD. At my friend's party I put a handful of blueberries in my drink haha. Thanks for the info =) All my relatives need to read this article, they hate blueberries. It's hearty and healthy :D
améliore améliore 10 years
I love to freeze them, so they're ready as a nice snack on a hot day or to throw in a smoothie.
eaker eaker 10 years
I eat them on my cereal, and incorporate them into as many baked goods as possible.
ash_marisa ash_marisa 10 years
I get fresh blueberries from the Farmers market every saturday. mmmm...
fitnessgrl fitnessgrl 10 years
MMMMMMMMMMM..blueberries are my FAVORITE fruit! I can eat them anyway..my favorite is in low fat yogurt or in muffins! MMM..GOOOOD !!
carli79 carli79 10 years
the new blueberries & creme blended frappuccino (light, of course) at Starbucks is yummy, too!
sportsaholic21 sportsaholic21 10 years
Frozen Blueberry Yogurt pops all the way! (one cup of milk, one cup of non-fat vanilla yogurt, 2 cups blueberries blended in the blender with a little sugar, about 1/4 C then freeze) They are easy and a great summer treat and make for a suitable ice cream substitute in my book!
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
love them! i usually just eat them straight from the carton. sometimes in cereal.
buttafli2112 buttafli2112 10 years
i loveee blueberries-- we get the huge container of them from costco and i seriously devour the whole thing in days..and here my dad is telling me they are high in calorie content- guess hes wrong, which is good for me considering ieat so many of them- delish!
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