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Did You Know That Blueberries Turn Into Jello!?

on March 2, 2014

YES, blueberries turn into JELLO! … First a bit about blueberries…

Blueberries are one of the healthiest, most powerful foods you can eat.  They contain one of the highest antioxidant capacities amongst fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings.  Why this is imperatively important is because antioxidants fight the free radicals that damage our bodily systems including DNA.  Blueberry antioxidants protect EVERY single system in our body! 

Blueberry antioxidants benefit the brain and nervous system by improving cognitive function including memory, delaying and preventing cognitive problems associated with age and even neurodegenerative diseases.  Studies have shown improvement in as little as 12 weeks by consuming 2 – 3 cups of blueberries per day.

Blueberries are low on the glycemic index, helping to regulate blood sugar levels in people with and without diabetes.

Blueberry antioxidant protection is especially significant in the cardiovascular system.  1 -2 cups per day directly improves blood fat levels including the reduction in cholesterol totals, raising HDL cholesterol (good) and lowering triglycerides (bad).  Blueberry antioxidants help protect the LDL cholesterol that when damaged can lead to clogging of blood vessels.  Protects cells lining the blood vessel walls from oxidative damage.  A recent finding shows protection involving NOS, an enzyme called Nitric Oxide Synthase.  Blueberry antioxidants help increase levels of eNOS which helps balance the cardiovascular function as opposed to iNOS which causes inflammation therefore damage.

Blueberry antioxidants protect the retina against oxidative stress and from sun damage.

Blueberry antioxidants protect against types of cancers such as breast, colon, esophageal, small intestines.

Blueberries can be frozen without damage to their delicate anthocyanin antioxidants.

OKAY, here’s how jello is made from blueberries!

Take one pint (or more if you want) of organic blueberries and rinse.

Throw into a Baeaba Cook or food processor and hit that button

Scrape down blueberry fragments on wall of processor and blend again, repeat if necessary.  

Pour into a glass container and place in the fridge. 

Leave in for about an hour and presto!

** Infants can start having blueberries around 6-8tmonths because of they are not in the “no berries rule until 12 months.”  Blueberries are actually in the cranberry family, NOT strawberry, raspberry or blackberry family which have higher allergy probability.

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2 responses to “Did You Know That Blueberries Turn Into Jello!?

  1. stacilys says:

    I love berries. Unfortunately I can’t get blue/rasp/black berries where I live. I can get acaí though so that’s a real bonus. Those little berries are chocked full of good stuff too. Maybe I’ll get around to trying this recipe next time in Canada (hopefully end of june).
    =)

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    • Thank you for taking the time to follow my site, I so appreciate it! … Ooooh, acai is so great and packed full of antioxidants, omegas 3-6-9, and protein – more than an egg! Lucky you! … Maybe the recipe will work for the acai berry too?! 🙂

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