Blueberries-Pantry | www.8thandlake.com

Blueberries are one of those fruits that pairs well with nearly every dish.  If you’re making delicious oatmeals, sweet smoothie bowls, fresh salads, or chocolate granola with almond milk, throw a few blueberries in!  They always make a dish pop with just the right amount of subtle sweetness!


Feeling: tired?

Blueberries provide natural sugars that are low on the glycemic index which keeps you energized without feeling sluggish.  Its because of these sugars that help sustain a constant blood sugar level; preventing energy lows, typically due to spikes in blood sugar levels.

· They have one of the highest levels of antioxidants found in any food on Earth!  These antioxidants boost our immune system and combat free radicals that damage our cells, ones that lead to various diseases and cancers. 

· They have also been shown to reduce belly fat by lowering blood fat levels thus reducing cholesterol levels.

· The antioxidants, anthocyanin, selenium, and various minerals and vitamins found in blueberries have been linked to healing damaged brain cells and neuron tissues - helping to strengthen our memory and reducing the risk of Alzheimer's!

 

Season to buy: Summer - this is when blueberries in the US will be the most affordable and at their peak taste.

Shelf life: 1 week in the refrigerator