One of the questions I've received the most from my "eating clean" posts is, "Why do you eat so many blueberries?"
"You forgot the blueberries," one of my favorite YouTube videos
Well besides the fact that they're delicious and can be included in just about any type of food, there are also so many health benefits that come with eating blueberries.
Easy morning shake: handful of blueberries + ice
I include them in almost all of my morning shakes, and try to add them to any clean meal I eat.
Health benefits of blueberries:
one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits and vegetables (antioxidants fight free radicals that can damage cellular structure and DNA)
blueberries are healthiest when eaten raw (that's when they have the greatest nutritional benefits)
blueberries can serve as antidepressants
blueberries contain fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, and are low in calories
blueberries improve blood fat balances, reduce cholesterol, protect the cells lining the blood vessel walls, and improve heart health
blueberries protect the retina from harmful oxygen damage and improve vision
blueberries help in reducing stomach fat
blueberries improve digestion
blueberries can improve memory and brain health
blueberries improve urinary tract health
blueberries can be frozen without losing these benefits
Did you know about all of these health benefits?