Ways to Use Organic Blueberry Powder:
Blueberry flavored frosting or icing
Jello flavor booster (try it with lemon?)
Cookies (esp. good in oatmeal cookies)
Cook it in your oatmeal.
put it in cakes, crumb cakes or buckles for added nutrition and flavor!
Blueberries are among the most nutrient dense berries. A 1 cup serving (148 grams) of blueberries contains (1, 2):
- Fiber: 4 grams.
- Vitamin C: 24% of the RDA.
- Vitamin K: 36% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 25% of the RDA.
- Then it contains small amounts of various other nutrients.
They are also about 85% water, and an entire cup contains only 84 calories, with 15 grams of carbohydrates.
Blueberries support heart health
Recent research supported by the United States Department of Agriculture-Research, Education and Economics shows that eating blueberries may help combat cardiovascular disease.
Scientists at the University of Arkansas fed mice a diet enhanced with blueberry powder, and found that it helped reduce atherosclerosis.
Publishing their findings in the Journal of Nutrition, the researchers indicate that the benefit may be from the antioxidant effect of the blueberries, reducing the oxidative stress that leads to heart disease.
Learn more about this fascinating study, in English and Spanish, here: “Nature’s Little Blue “Pills” Fight Heart Disease.”
Preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Like their cousins, cranberries, blueberries contain flavonoids that can possibly prevent urinary tract infections. Blueberry flavonoids prevent bacteria that cause urinary infections from binding to the lining of the bladder and can even inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Research on blueberries, cancer and cholesterol
In addition to fighting oxidative stress, eating blueberries may potentially help to prevent cancer and heart disease through other mechanisms.
Blueberry anthocyanins have shown the potential to possibly help inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells in certain research studies.
A group of chemicals that are found in blueberries called stilbenes have possible cholesterol-lowering effects.
No side effects are known.
None interactions are recorded.
Source: HuffingtonPost, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-galland-md/blueberries-health-benefits_b_869196.html