I eat a lot of blueberries. Not a little. A lot. To be exact, I go through 3 lbs of Walmart Great Value Frozen Blueberries a week. Luckily the only thing in them is blueberries. Nothing else. Just yummy, frozen blueberries. I eat a minimum of 1 cup a day but I might add another third on there. Why? According to the July issue of Outside Magazine
According to a recent study, eating about 1 1/3 cups of blueberries per day significantly reduces oxidative stress and increases the body’s ability to fight inflammation after workouts.
I’m pretty sure we all have read somewhere along the line that blueberries are a superfood. You can find a whole list of them on WebMD. But let’s focus on blueberries. Focus is good. Here is what you can get with your blueberries:
- antioxidant filled (helps fight infection and disease)
- it’s a phytoflavinoid (protect the body from stress)
- high in potassium (aids nerve and cell function)
- high in vitamin C (building block of collagen: an elemental material for bone, skin, blood vessels and other tissue)