BY DR. ANDREA PURCELL
Wild “Low Bush” Blueberries have been around for thousands of years. They have grown alone in nature weathering pests, disease, and harsh conditions. All without the need for insecticides, pesticides, or any help from mankind. Wild Blueberries grow mostly in eastern Canada and Maine in some geographically tough terrain. They have been able to adapt to the harshest of conditions and still be able to thrive.
Wild blueberries have an incredible array of antioxidant compounds found within the beautiful deep blue pigment that enters our bodies and acts to repair, cleanse and protect cells.
When compared with their “High Bush” cousins there really is no competition. In every category of health, wild blueberries outweigh the high Bush varieties by 1000 to 1.
Wild blueberries are the king of the berry kingdom. However, all berries are extremely nutritious. It’s just that wild blueberries pack a stronger more concentrated amount of healing energy and nutrition.
Berries are brain food
Berries can protect the brain from toxins and help to reduce damage caused by toxic metals, plaque, and cellular damage. The flavonoids which create the dark pigments of red and blue expand blood flow, enhance circulation, and protect against all types of brain conditions both neurological and circulatory.
Berries are heart food. The antioxidant properties that enhance blood flow to the brain also support blood flow in the heart. These magical compounds help to dissolve hardened fat deposits within the cardiovascular system and the heart itself.
Wild blueberries detoxify the body of toxic heavy metals. They also serve to assist digestive function as an important part of building pre-biotic for healthy digestive function.
Berries fortify us in every part of our being. They are resilient and adaptive to change. When it comes to wild blueberries fresh is not better than frozen. Freezing the wild blueberry actually makes it more potent and bioavailable to us by helping to crack the cell wall in the skin.
We all can use a little more resilience and inspiration. Bring wild blueberries into your life and let them assist in the healing process. Each time you shop make it a point to pick up wild blueberries for your freezer stash.
Very Berry Smoothie
1 cup unsweet plant based milk
½ cup wild frozen blueberries
1 handful baby spinach
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
Blend and Drink
Wishing You Well,