Food Frenzy

Feeling the Blues

blueberry pickingWhat’s not to love about blueberries? This fresh and flavorful fruit, recognized as a “superfood,” ranges from mildly sweet to tart and tangy. Not only do blueberries provide us with strong antioxidants, they protect our vision and fight memory loss. Blueberries are high in fiber and low in calories. The vitamin rich berries boost immunity and help fight heart disease.  The CDC recommends between 1.5-2.5 cups of fruit as well as a target goal of at least 5 fruit-plus-vegetable servings per day.  The number of blueberries consumed each year has dramatically increased and is now the second most commonly eaten berry in the U.S. With that being said, I recommend a trip to your nearest grocery store, farmers market, (or the blueberry patch like me) to make these a staple item in your fridge. This fruit is available all each season in the U.S. so add it to your breakfast parfaits or spinach salads all year long.

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