Need blueberry recipes for handy healthy recipes for kids?
Here's healthy blueberry recipes for drinks, salads, sauces, main dishes, and healthy snack recipes for kids.
Here’s quick healthy snack recipes for kids and adults:
Freeze on a cookie sheet first so they don't stick together and then put into a freezer bag.
Grind flax seeds as needed in coffee grinder for freshness.
Add blueberries not only to desserts but to main dishes, poultry as well as sauces, salsas and vinegar.
Here's the BEST Blueberry recipes from the growers:
Make a habit of using blueberries in healthy recipes for kids -- young and old. Why?
Researchers report that blueberries help with the following:
• strengthening blood vessels
• clearing arteries
• stroke recovery
• enhanced memory
• improved vision
• reversing age-related physical and mental declines
• stopping urinary tract infections
• promoting weight control
• special antioxidants for disease protection
“We now know that blueberries are one of the best sources of antioxidants, substances that can slow the aging process and reduce cell damage that can lead to cancer,” according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.
In the Wall Street Journal (4/29/03), an article on reversing memory loss noted “blueberries . . . had the strongest impact” in a study showing aging rodents behaved more like their younger counterparts when fed several different fruits.
Why blueberries in healthy snack recipes for kids and adults?
In a USDA Human Nutrition Research Center laboratory, neuroscientists discovered that:
In one study, Jim Joseph, director of the neuroscience laboratory in the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center (HNRC), fed blueberry extractions—the equivalent of a human eating one cup of blueberries a day—to mice and then ran them through a series of MOTOR SKILLS tests.
He found that the blueberry-fed mice PERFORMED BETTER than their control group counterparts in motor behavioral LEARNING AND MEMORY, and he noticed an increase in exploratory behavior.
So best to have blueberry recipes or a bag of frozen blueberries handy for when kids get hungry.
Better stroke recovery with blueberries?
Yes, Spinach and Blueberries Surprise Scientists for Better Stroke Recovery!
• A study published in the journal Experimental Neurology suggests that antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables can limit brain damage from stroke and other neurological disorders.
USF/VA neuroscientist Paula Bickford, PhD, and colleagues, found that rats fed diets preventatively enriched with blueberries, spinach or an algae known as spirulina (a phytoplankton) experienced less brain cell loss as well as improved recovery of movement, following a stroke.
Previous studies had already shown that adding blueberries, spinach or spirulina to the diet, reversed normal age-related declines in memory and learning in old rats.
So we can teach young and old to be "smart rats" with healthy recipes for kids and older folks!
More blueberry recipes for what causes a stroke!
Dr. Bickford, a researcher at the USF Center for Aging and Brain Repair found that when they added blueberries, spinach and spirulina to the diet of rats, and induced a stroke, the size of the stroke was 50 to 75 percent less!.
They recommend ongoing stroke treatments with blueberry, spinach, or spirulina to decrease cell death (ischemia/reperfusion-induced apoptosis) and cell death due to stroke. (cerebral infarction).
BEST STROKE TREATMENTS will also include taking a multiple vitamin with folate and vitamin B, which has been shown to benefit heart health.
So, remember that people who ate a cup of blueberries a day, performed 5–6% better on MOTOR SKILLS tests than the control group.
We hope that you will add healthy blueberry recipes to your family eating.
Healthy recipes for kids will set them up for a lifetime of better learning and memory. And for their parents and grandparents, will protect against what causes a stroke.