Blessed Blueberries May Improve Memory
Good news for blueberry fans!
Scientists now claim that eating more blueberries (or drinking blueberry juice) may help to preserve memory, particularly in older adults. A recent study, conducted at the University of Cincinnati and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, reported the results.
Blueberries contain antioxidants, making the tiny fruit a big contributor to overall health. Blueberries have been shown to prevent cancer, aid in weight reduction and minimize risks of Type 1 Diabetes.
With 84 calories, a single cup of fresh blueberries (vaccinium) offers 24 percent of the average person’s daily Vitamin C requirements. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Center tagged the humble, but tasty, blueberry as the number-one source of antioxidants, outranking some 40 other fruits and vegetables.
Perhaps blueberries don’t make us blue, after all, despite the comical claims of Veggie Tales’ Madame Blueberry:
Do you have a favorite blueberry recipe to share?
Blueberry-picking is a fun family activity. Who doesn't love extra-fresh fruit? However, once you have gathered several pails of blueberries, how can you make these last until next year's picking season?
Here's a simple, old-fashioned recipe for making two dozen delicious and healthy blueberry muffins.