Heck with the Calories! Blueberries are Good for the Eyes!

No matter what list you check, what medical professional you ask, what dietary guru you follow, blueberries will always come up when you want to know what’s good for your eyes, eyesight, and preventing or curbing serious eye problems. Be they in salads, compotes, ice cream, yogurt, smoothies or in numerous recipes for the non-calorie conscious including pancakes, syrup, cakes, coffeecakes and muffins, blueberries are one of the almost perfect foods. If you’re lucky enough to have access to wild blueberries, which are smaller, not so perfect looking, but to many even more delicious, than the benefits to the eyes and other parts of the body are even greater. The little gems are full of powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins, which help the retina, vitamin C which could reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration, manganese, fiber, Vitamin A, folate and potassium, an awful lot to be jammed into a pretty little blue berry that also tastes delicious.

Check out these recipes, take your pick, try something new, and give your eyes a treat.


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