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Unlock the Potential of BC Blueberries!
March is officially Nutrition Month – even more reason to enjoy delicious BC blueberries
March is officially Nutrition Month… we’re just checking in to see how that’s been going for you?
The good news is that while March might be the officially designated month for focusing on your nutrition, the truth is that if you’re eating BC blueberries regularly, you’re already a step ahead in terms of boosting your nutrition and bolstering your health. Go team blue!
Of course, Nutrition Month isn’t the only time you should be focused on your nutrition and health. Every month, week, day is a good time to do this. One of the easiest ways to get great nutrition on the regular? Get in on the goodness that is BC blueberries.
Read on for everything you need to know about these mini blue bombs of nutritious deliciousness – and great ways to add them to your diet with every meal.
10 Reasons to Add BC Blueberries to your Diet
In keeping with the theme for Nutrition Month 2023 – “Unlock the Potential of Food” – it’s safe to say that BC blueberries play host to untold potential in the realms of health and wellness. The best part, though? This superfood might be tiny in size, but it packs a massive punch, being dense in nutrients, health benefits, flexibility, and flavour.
Here are 10 reasons to add BC blueberries to your diet – this month and always!
- Frozen blueberries are available year-round in your grocery freezer aisle – and equally as nutritious, delicious and flexible as fresh.
- Blueberries are low in fat, and high in flavour.
- Blueberries are high in vitamin C.
- Blueberries are full of fibre, so great for digestive health.
- Blueberries may just have the highest antioxidant capacity of all the fruits and vegetables, which means they are radically good at protecting your body from the free radicals that contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.
- Blueberries are an excellent addition to a low-GI diet, making them a great choice for those with type 1, 2 or pre-diabetes.
- Blueberries contribute to brain health and improved memory.
- Blueberries may help lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
- Blueberries may help reduce muscle damage after strenuous exercise.
- Blueberries are small but mighty – mighty delicious, mighty good for you!
Three BC Blueberry Recipes to Fuel Your Day
Aside from their well-documented health benefits and superfood status, blueberries are kind of a recipe superhero. They are extremely flexible and can be added to every single meal and snack of your day, lending themselves to sweet, salty and everything in between.
Our recipe picks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
Breakfast: Blueberry Chia Oat Milk Pudding
Lunch: Blueberry Superfood Salad
Dinner: Mini Beef Blueberry and Lentil Meatloaf
And for a sweet treat that will satisfy the strongest of dessert cravings, but with a side-helping of ‘good for you’… Blueberry White Chocolate Gluten-Free Cupcakes.