Good Things Come in Small Packages ❤
Do you know why blueberries are blue? The blue color comes from a stuff called anthocyanin (a phytonutrient). Anthocyanin is a powerful antioxidant with enormous health benefits; improves night vision and overall eye health, keeps cholesterol in balance, lower blood pressure but still increases blood flow, fight oxidative stress in the body, support weight loss, a great allergy relief, helps with ulcer, increas…es blood sugar metabolism and is therefore good for diabetes – and the list goes on…..
Besides above mentioned benefits, are blueberries also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, and are filled with dietary fibers. Dietary fibers have been linked to good heart health and to add bulk to your diet, so you feel full faster and longer.
Make a smoothie where half of the ingredients come from blueberries, let it stand in your glass for 10-15 minutes, turn the glass upside down and see what happens ❤. The smoothie will stay in the glass because the fibers in the blueberries have swelled up. The same thing will happen in your gut, when you eat blueberries. Not only will the blueberries make you feel full faster, but at the same time will the fibers act as an intestinal broom and help your body clean out the gut. Did you know that a clean gut equal healthy life.
Try this tasty and super healthy blueberry smoothie. Include this one in your diet every day for a week, feel the improvements in your digestion and reap from all the other benefits too:
- 1 banana
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cm ginger root
- Zest from ¼ organic lemon
- 1,5 cup almond milk (or any other nut or seed milk you like – or just plain water)
Blend everything together in a blender and enjoy! ❤