Wild blueberries are the ultimate healing food, because they’re loaded with antioxidants, flavonoids, fiber, vitamins (like vitamins A, C and K) and minerals.
There are two main kinds of blueberries—cultivated and wild.
Larger, cultivated berries are commonly found in the fresh produce section of the grocery store, and though they’re considered healthy, wild blueberries are significantly more nutritious.
Wild blueberries are smaller and typically found in the frozen section of the grocery store. When frozen, they don’t lose their nutritional value as some other fruits and vegetables.
The antioxidants and phytochemicals found in wild blueberries help combat free radical damage, as well as protect your body against DNA damage—a leading driver of aging.
These powerful berries help repair tissues and cells, increase circulation to help your skin glow, support vascular and digestive health, sharpen cognitive abilities (hello brain food!) and strengthen your immune system.
Wild blueberries are also vital for detoxing and cleansing your body. They help cleanse the liver, allowing your body to flush toxins and heavy metals from your system.
WHY I LOVE THEM
I love adding wild blueberries to my morning smoothies. And frozen blueberry and banana “nicecream” are my jam in the spring/summer. It's the yummiest way I can get that type of huge boost of antioxidants, I always have a huge bag in the freezer.