June 29, 2011 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Kids will probably chuckle if you tell them blueberries are a superfood, especially boys conjuring up images of Superman. While they can’t make them fly, rest assured this is one fruit you want your little ones to become best friends with for life.
Superfoods are considered to be rich in antioxidants. Nutrients naturally occurring in certain foods are categorized as antioxidants and help prevent and repair cell damage caused by free-radicals, basically the by-product of our bodies using oxygen. Adults are often told how important it is to eat a diet rich in antioxidants, but what about children?
In short, the answer is yes, you should make sure your kids get their fair share, and blueberries are a great way to meet their daily needs. They’re rich in Vitamin C and packed with potassium. Right now the deep bluish-purple berries are flowing into farmers’ markets, and make for delicious eating all on their own. Fill a reusable container with some for long trips and strolls for a healthy, naturally sweet snack.
Some fun and favorite recipes featuring blueberries:
Old-Fashioned Blueberry Cake from 101 Cookbooks
Lemon Blueberry Muffins from In Jennie’s Kitchen