National Blueberry Muffin Day!

5 Reasons You Should be Eating Blueberries

It’s National Blueberry Muffin Day!

Blueberry muffins are my favorite muffin of all time. It is my favorite way to eat blueberries.

One cup of blueberries contains about 80 calories, 21 grams carbohydrates, 3.6 grams fiber, and 1 gram of protein.

Did you know that blueberries can help fight stress and inflammation? Blueberries  are very rich in antioxidants, and they offer a high-fiber, low-calorie fruit option that is also rich in stress-fighting vitamin C.

5 Reasons You Should be Eating Blueberries

5 Reasons You Should Eat Blueberries

My number one reason, they help fight stress and inflammation. Inflammation is a huge part of living with autoimmune disorders. It is a good thing to be able to reduce our inflammation with our food and it is wonderful when we can do this by eating something as tasty as a blueberry.

Blueberries are not loaded with sugar. Many fruits are very high in sugar. For me living with autoimmune disorders I have to stay away from the sugar so a fine substitute is the berry family of fruits. Blueberries are my number one low sugar choice.

Blueberries are portable. This fruit is not fancy and it can be bagged up and taken anywhere. They are nature’s finger food!

Blueberries are a great addition to your meals! Spoon fresh blueberries into your yogurt or oatmeal. Mix blueberries into your waffles and pancakes. Fold them into your muffins, especially today.

Blueberries are good for your bones. Blueberries contain vitamins and minerals that are a component of bone. Here is the breakdown of the daily values of  these vitamins and minerals based on a 2,000 calorie diet:

  • iron – 2%
  • potassium – 3%
  • vitamin A – 1%
  • magnesium – 2%
  • manganese – 16%
  • zinc – 2%
  • vitamin B6 – 5%
  • vitamin C – 24%
  • vitamin K – 18%

Recipe for the day!

These blueberry muffins look divine. Out of all of the recipes I watched, this was the best one.

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