Foodie Friday: The Blue In Blueberries = A Healthier You

June is National Blueberry Month, and here in Georgia local blueberries are at their peak. 

Whether they’re fresh or frozen, blueberries contain many nutrients that are good for your health. 

Even the color is healthy for you. Blueberries get their dark purple-blue color from a pigment called anthocyanin, which is a flavonoid. Like blackberries and purple grapes, the anthocyanins in blueberries have a variety of health benefits.

Some studies have shown that anthocyanins can help prevent cancer, lower inflammation, increase blood sugar metabolism, decrease cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and may even improve memory as we age.

Plus blueberries are low in calories, high in fiber and totally delicious.

So join in the National Blueberry Month celebration! 

Visit GMC’s Health (e) Library to hear a podcast “The Heart Benefits of Berries,” or find a delicious blueberry banana smoothie recipe.  

Or browse our Pinterest boards for more yummy summer berry recipes and ideas.


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