Blueberries are full of antioxidants, including lutein, a chemical known as effective in preventing and occasionally reversing macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in elderly people. And what a tasty way to safeguard your health! Pour them in a saucepan with a little sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch, heat till you’ve got a thick, syrupy, concoction, pour into a pie crust and bake, for a wonderful blueberry pie. Or simply put a couple of fresh blueberries over your morning cereal, or in a fresh green salad for a little more punch.
Gourmet blueberry jams and syrups keep the nutritious qualities of raw blueberries, so don’t be afraid to bring these delights to your daily diet. A tablespoon of blueberry jam spread over a piece of whole wheat toast is a healthy start to your day; a generous dollop of heated blueberry syrup poured over a stack of pancakes or a bowl of vanilla ice cream is a superb treat for any time of day.
Ensure to take full advantage of the summer growing season by enjoying the local produce available at your grocery stores and farmer’s markets. And make certain to include fresh, locally grown blueberries on your purchases; it is a tasty way to enjoy the best summer offers.