Two leading nutrition experts recommend fresh, ripe blueberries for year-round good health.
With the arrival a new year, and the inevitable resolutions to eat healthier that arrive with it, Ellie Krieger and Jonny Bowden are advising the health-conscious to reap the ample “superfood” benefits of blueberries.
Krieger, a registered dietitian and host of Food Network’s “Healthy Appetite,” notes that, at only 42 calories per half-a-cup serving, blueberries are ideal as a smart snack option in lieu of more fattening snacks.
“I advise people to eat the rainbow,” says Krieger. “One of the things that makes food so appealing and enticing is also what makes it good for you: color. Blueberries are chock full of anthocyanins, which act as powerful antioxidants.”
Bowden (aka “The Rogue Nutritionist”) is an expert on weight loss, nutrition and health. He cites the abundance of antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, potassium and other essential nutrients found in the “Little Blue Dynamos.”
“There are no bad fruits; of course, some are just absolute superstars and blueberries are one of them,” says Bowden. “That’s why blueberries are one food I eat every single day—without exception.”
Considered by many leading nutrition experts as a “superfood,” blueberries are purported to improve brain function, prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia (according to independent university studies), and lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. Scientific evidence also suggests that blueberries may even be beneficial to the skin.
Both Krieger and Bowden will be appearing in news media during the winter to remind consumers about the many benefits of summer-fresh blueberries, which are available all year round thanks to thriving blueberry production in Chile where the blueberry harvest is at its peak during the North American winter when domestic blueberries are unavailable.
For more information about Chilean blueberries, visit www.chileanblueberrycommittee.com.