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Eat Your Bluberries

Raw berries are a haven of antioxidants and nutrition

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Fresh Raw Blueberries

Fresh Raw Antioxidant-Rich Blueberries

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Looking for raw blueberry recipes? Scroll down for some healthy raw food blueberry recipes to try!

In the realm of raw food cuisine it's hard to keep up with the latest super-food craze. Every time you turn on your computer there is another exotic berry topping the list of antioxidant-rich foods and life-saving nutritional powerhouses. All too often these foods are derived from far away places, deep within jungles, and therefore dried, frozen or otherwise altered to improve shelf-life and make transportation possible. Blueberries, on the other hand, are readily available and accessible to the masses in North America in their raw, unadulterated form. And this is how they will offer you the most nutritive value.

Antioxidant Rich

Blueberries are one of the most antioxidant rich foods in the world. Antioxidants are necessary for life and are well known to reverse and prevent heart disease and even cancer. The blue color of the berry comes from it's poly phenols which provide most of it's antioxidant properties.

Manganese

Manganese is a trace mineral necessary for all living organisms. It is crucial in the development of bones as well as metabolizing proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

Fiber

High in fiber these little gems help keep your cholesterol low which, in turn, keeps your heart healthy. Fiber also aids in the regularity of your digestive system.

Vitamin C

One serving of blueberries (about 1 cup) provides 25% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of the most common antioxidants and contributes to healthy gums, absorption of iron and healthy capillaries, formation of collagen and a vibrant immune system.

Raw food blueberry recipes:
  • Raw food blueberry pudding recipe
  • Blueberry nectarine parfait
  • Blueberry spinach superfood smoothie

    More blueberry recipes:

  • Sugar-free baked blueberries and pineapple dessert
  • Cranberry sauce with blueberries
  • Homemade blueberry pie
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