Natural Medicine . . .
The American blueberry has long been recognized for its flavor, nutrition, and health benefits. Early settlers valued the blueberry as a major ingredient in foods and medicines. They ate blueberries off the bush and added them to soups, stews, and cornmeal cakes. The juice of blueberries was also used for medicinal purposes: to treat coughs, as a relaxant during childbirth, and to greatly improve intestinal health and regularity.
Plump and juicy with vibrant colors ranging from deep purple-blue to light powdery-blue and highlighted by a silvery sheen called bloom, blueberries are one of nature’s great treasures.
Blueberries are an excellent source of fiber, which helps to maintain gastrointestinal health. Strengthen your cardiovascular system with blueberries too. Have you ever been on a diet? Well now add blueberries to your healthy diet and exercise program to see a flatter stomach. Blueberries contain extreme amounts of antioxidants and vitamins, which makes them a super fruit in the fight against aging. Low in sugar, calories, and sodium; they are the Berry of Youth!