Eating right – a top priority for everyone, especially those with Diabetes

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Abbotsford, BC – To raise awareness of Diabetes in Canada, November has been declared National Diabetes Month with November 14 selected as World Diabetes Day.

The Canadian Diabetes Association ( website emphasizes that taking care of your health should be top priority and eating healthy meals and snacks is one of the key ingredients for anyone – especially those with diabetes.

In its “10 Tips for Tasty and Healthy Meals” – the Association heralds the fact that fruits and vegetables provide lots of vitamins and minerals to help keep you healthy at a very modest calorie cost.  In general, the darker the colour, the higher the nutrients.

And what better healthy hue, than the distinctive blue colour of a blueberry – often referred to as a superfood because of the high polyphenol content.

Anju Gill, executive director, of the BC Blueberry Council (BCBC) says the polyphenols are micronutrients with high antioxidant, linked to a wide range of health benefits. 

Blueberries are also full of essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, A and E, as well as potassium, calcium and magnesium. A one-cup serving of blueberries contains only 80 calories.

Like the Canadian Diabetes Association, the BC Blueberry Council offers a rich assortment of smart recipes on its website,  With over 80 years of growing experience, the BC Blueberry Council represents over 600 highbush blueberry growers.

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Media contact:                                    

Diana Barkley, PR for BC Blueberry Council

T:  604.614.6624