Michigan Hearts Blueberries

and I heart blueberries, therefore I heart Michigan (except for the U of M Wolverines, of course). While traveling down many of Michigan’s state routes this weekend, I passed numerous blueberry farms. I may never eat store-bought blueberries again. In terms of health benefits:

–Blueberries are enriched with Vitamin C and antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, glaucoma, cataracts, and UTIs. I haven’t found any literature (peer-reviewed, of course) on whether blueberries directly improve sleep, but blueberries would certainly mitigate any psychological and physiological stress related to unhealthy eating, and hence, indirectly improve sleep in that manner.

Of course, blueberry ice cream and pie don’t count. But a blueberry smoothie with yogurt, mmmm off to make one now. …

The Wonder Fruit

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