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It seems like every day there's a conflicting study about the health effects of different foods (like this fabulous breaking news that pasta may actually be linked to a lower BMI), but one thing seems to be crystal clear: blueberries claim an eternal spot in the superfood hall of fame.

Last year in honor of blueberry month (July), we blogged about all the wonderful vitamins and antioxidants in blueberries, such as anthocyan in, vitamin K, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids, vitamin E and phytonutrients. For this July's blueberry blog, we're focusing a little bit more on how easy it is to add more blueberries into your life.

Plant a bush: Blueberry bushes are available in all sizes and for all gardening zones so you can find one that suits your needs. They even work in container gardens, which means no bending, weeding or lawn space required.

Mix 'em in: We realize not everyone is a fan of the little blue wonder fruit, but there are ways to train your brain to make it more palatable. Dried blueberries in granola or cereal make a great breakfast or movie snack; blueberry baked goods are always a classic; or, for a healthier sweet treat, try fresh blueberry sorbet.

Buy the bag: Studies show that frozen blueberries are just as good for you – if not more so – as fresh. So don't limit your blueberry-buying to July when they are so tantalizing and abundant in stores and at the farmer's market. Enjoy, all year round!

For more information about the health and well-being of older adults and those who care for them, please contact us!

 

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