I love blueberries!! Blueberry Muffins, blueberry pie and blueberry cakes are all a few scrumptious ways you can use blueberries to enjoy. However, there are many other enjoyable ways to use this delicious fruit. Here are “5 Unique Ways To Use Blueberries.”
Use For Skincare
Blueberries are great for your skin. They help fight against aging, and prevent acne. If you want to get beautiful skin using blueberries, try blending blueberries with a teaspoon of honey and apply. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. It has been proven that consumption of blueberries helps with several skin conditions and topically has been known to cure damaged or acne-prone skin.
Dehydrated blueberries are great for on the go snacks, adding to oatmeal, and packing in lunches. Wash your blueberries, place berries in the dehydrator and dry at 115 degrees for 8-20hrs. However, if you do not have a dehydrator you can use your oven too. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Bake blueberries in oven for 3 hours on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Blueberries are not only amazing for the skin it is also a great addition to your diet for a healthier body. Given blueberries are high in antioxidants they are able to fight against free radicals that cause damage to the DNA, which plays an important part in diseases, such as cancer, and even help fight heart disease as well.
Babies will love the sweet taste blueberries give, and you will love knowing exactly what you’re putting in your little ones tummy. Take 1 cup of blueberries with 1/2 cup of filtered water. Boil the water, add blueberries, and then reduce the heat. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Transfer blueberries to the blender, leaving the cooking liquids set aside. Blend to desired consistency, adding in the cooking water as needed.
If you’re wanting to drop some lbs in your mid section, good news –blueberries help to reduce belly fat too! Yep they are not only delicious to eat, perfect for your skin, and fights against cancer –they will also help you say good-bye to that extra belly fat. Researchers at University of Michigan found that blueberries can help you burn that stubborn belly fat by turning on your get-lean genes. After a 90-day trial, rats that were fed a blueberry-enriched diet showed significantly reduced abdominal belly fat than the control group. Freeze them for a seriously yummy treat, add them into a smoothie or just enjoy them raw to get the belly burning benefits.