Superfood Blueberries (with a recipe for Rustic Blueberry Crisp)

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Who doesn’t enjoy blueberries, fresh in a bowl or atop a steaming bowl of oatmeal? The flavour ranges from mildly sweet to tart and tangy and they are surprisingly low in calories. Blueberries are a powerhouse of nutrition!

Blueberries contain many nutritional and health benefits for our bodies. Blueberries offer about 14 milligrams of Vitamin C in just one cup. According to the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, the vitamin C in blueberries lowers the risk of developing glaucoma, which is an eye condition that damages the optic nerve. We need Vitamin C to maintain healthy gums as well as building a strong immune system.

Blueberries contain Anthocyanins, which may reduce the risk of heart disease. Anthocyanins are a sub-class of flavonoids. They help to reduce plaques and can improve cardiovascular health. Scientists have found that Anthocyanins do not just help the heart, but will attack cancer-causing free radicals, lowing the risk of developing some cancers.

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