Already, no one has any doubt that every person needs to eat vegetables and fruits every day for proper nutrition. A lot has been written and said about how useful they are. But what about the berries? Are they really only tasty and there is no such need? This is actually not the case. It's just that most of them are difficult to store and transport. Therefore, berries so rarely get on our table. But many of them are also distinguished by low calorie content. Blueberries, perhaps from berries, are the rarest, but from this no less useful.
In appearance, she is very similar to her other relative - blueberries. However, it differs from it in larger sizes and has rather a bluish color and a softer texture. Blueberries, whose calorie content is low, is found in nature in swamps and lowlands. Although it is very unpretentious and can grow on any soil. Therefore, it is increasingly grown instead of other berries in the country. True, pick the fruits of blueberries
carefully. They are very delicate and crumple easily. This mainly explains the high price for it in stores, and the fact that it is rarely found on the shelves.
The benefits of blueberries
However, at least occasionally it is worth it to include it in your diet. This berry combines qualities such as high nutritional value and low calorie content. Blueberries per 100 g contain only 35 kcal. However, it is still rich in iron, which is completely absorbed by the body. The magnesium content in it makes it not only pleasant, but also a dessert useful for blood vessels. In addition, this berry has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the intestines and pancreas.
But the most interesting thing is that, according to nutritionists, blueberry juice is much healthier than many other natural drinks. The fact is that the berry is rich in antioxidants and perfectly cleanses the body of toxins and toxins.
By the way, juice can be prepared from mashed during harvesting and transportation of blueberries. After all, there is nothing better than freshly squeezed juice with a piece of ice in the summer heat. But especially this berry will be of interest to those who would like to lose weight. After all, it is distinguished not only by low calorie content - blueberries are still able to break down fats.
Harvesting for the winter
True, like any other berry, it is kept fresh for a very short time. Yes, you can collect it only in the summer. Therefore, the blueberries that were not eaten immediately were usually used to make pies, preserves and ground with sugar. Only any heat treatment destroys the vitamins and minerals in foods. Therefore, in order to preserve all the benefits of the berry and its low calorie content, blueberries are increasingly being frozen. As such, it can be used in the winter for the preparation of desserts, fruit drinks and muffins.
Contraindications to the use of blueberries
Only when eating this berry should moderation be observed. Although many, realizing how many calories are in blueberries and how healthy they are, eat them in unlimited quantities. The fact is that when overeating, the berry can cause nausea, vomiting and headache. And because of the high content of antioxidants in blueberries, excessive consumption can lead to impaired muscle function. And an absolute contraindication to its use in food is biliary dyskinesia.