by Dr. Leo Galland
During blueberry season, it is easy to find luscious blueberries with a sweet and tart flavor from the farmer’s market, farm stand or supermarket.
Before storing fresh blueberries, remove crushed, unripe or moldy fruit, and stems and leaves. Wash the blueberries just before you serve them.
You can eat delicious blueberries as a snack or dessert anytime.
Toss a handful of blueberries on your favorite foods:
- Cereal or granola
- Hot oatmeal
Frozen blueberries are a great way to enjoy the wonderful blueberry all year round. The study on blueberries and memory improvement from the University of Cincinnati utilized juice made from frozen wild blueberries, which indicates that frozen blueberries also have nutritional potency.
Enjoying blueberries is a great way to boost consumption of fruit and vegetables to 9-10 servings per day. That is the amount of fruit and vegetables I recommend in my healthy weight loss program. My son Jonathan Galland wrote this blueberry recipe for my book, The Fat Resistance Diet, an anti-inflammatory program.
Blueberry Cinnamon Bowl
An update on a morning tradition, here is a quick and easy hot blueberry breakfast. The aroma of blueberries and cinnamon rising from the bowl makes this a special treat. Oatmeal is a great source of cholesterol lowering fiber and cinnamon reduces insulin levels.
- 1/2 Cup rolled oats
- 1/2 Cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 Tablespoon freshly ground flaxseeds
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground walnuts
- Dash of cinnamon
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan, then stir in the oats. Cook for 4 minutes, then add the blueberries and cook until piping hot. Mix in the flaxseeds, walnuts, and cinnamon. Serves 1.
I hope you enjoy the healthy pleasure and benefits of blueberries now and throughout the year.
(Learn about health benefits of blueberry: Blueberry Benefits – Increase Your Memory with the Blueberry?)
Now I’d like to hear from you:
Do you enjoy blueberries?
Where do you shop for blueberries?
How do you usually eat them?
Please let me know your thoughts on the blueberry by posting a comment below.
References and Further Reading:
Full Text: "Diet and Inflammation" Leo Galland, MD, Nutr Clin Pract December 7, 2010 vol. 25 no. 6 634-640
Power Healing: Use the New Integrated Medicine to Cure Yourself Leo Galland, 384 pages, Random House, (June 1, 1998)
Recipe from The Fat Resistance Diet © 2005 Leo Galland, M.D., Reprinted by permission of the author.
Superimmunity for Kids : What to Feed Your Children to Keep Them Healthy Now, and Prevent Disease in Their Future , Leo Galland with Dian Dincin Buchman, Dell (August 1, 1989)