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Blueberries Reduce Diabetes Risk

Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. had an interesting article in the June 2015 issue of his monthly news letter “The Blaylock Wellness Report” regarding blueberries:

“Eating a cup of blueberries at least twice a week can go a long way toward reducing the risk of neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. Several studies have also shown that eating blueberries or blueberry extract can significantly lower death from cardiovascular diseases.

“Most of the beneficial flavonoids and anthocyanins are found in the skin of berries, except for strawberries, which also have them in the pulp as well.

Homegrown blueberries are the best source.”

Rev. Malkmus Comments

I have realized the value of consuming berries, especially blueberries, for a long time. For many years I grew my own and froze them for winter use, but since moving to Florida I have been buying them already frozen from the grocery store and including a quarter cup of these frozen blueberries in my green smoothie each morning (Rhonda does the same).

I include the blueberries, along with a chunk of frozen pineapple, and a half of frozen banana in my smoothie each day. The nutrition in the fruit is not only good for my body, but it makes the greens (kale, collards or dark green lettuce) taste better.

This green smoothie is breakfast for both Rhonda and myself each day and is a wonderful, nutritious way to start the day. It also keeps us from being hungry until at least noon. If you aren’t already having a green smoothie for your breakfast, why not give it a try? It is also excellent for children.

You can find other smoothie recipes here.

Whatever the recipe, just be sure to put in a good handful of kale or other dark green raw leafy vegetables.

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