Monday

Smurf berries

Blueberries


Our raw little indigo friend often added to muesli and porridge but how good is it really? Many claim it to be a superfood but is it packing the punch or just mediocre....
Nutritionally it has 351kj per 1cup and can be broken down into 91% carbohydrate, 5% protein and 4% fat and it has a glyceamic load of 6 (out of 250). It claims as being antioxidant rich are spot on (per 1 cup) with an inflammatory factor of -28 not to mention being a good source of magnesium (25%), vitamin K (36%) and Vitamin C (24%).

Positive effects:

 - Good source of Antioxidants... Blueberries are one of the richest sources of   proanthocyanidins.  These phytonutrients decrease free radicals levels that are linked to aging (yes wrinkling!) and disease.
-   Catechins found in blueberries activate fat-burning genes in abdominal fat cells to assist with weight loss, and belly fat loss in particular.  According to research at Tufts University, regularly ingesting catechins increases abdominal fat loss by 77 percent and double total weight loss
-  Helps prevent burst capillaries and varicose veins
-  Contain vitamin E