Skin Health: Blueberries

blueberries

Berries are powerful vitality-boosting, longevity-lovin’ anti-aging agents that are your skin and hormones’ best friend. 


Blueberries have especially high amounts of antioxidants that inhibit free-radicals from causing DNA damage to your cells. (Free-radicals come from chemicals, food toxins, pollution, smoking, etc. that wreak havoc to your entire system. AKA: the bad guys)


Blueberries contain a class of antioxidants called anthocyanins, which gives berries, pomegranates, and grapes their beautiful colors of red, purple, and blue. As powerful skin lovers and collagen defenders, their anti-inflammatory capabilities reduce redness, dryness, and bumpy skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This low-sugar, high-fiber fruit is also helpful in balancing blood sugar levels to keep hormones and PMS-type symptoms at ease.


To reap the benefits simply eat a handful of fresh, organic blueberries a day. Delicious ways I love to eat them:

  • Halved with torn mint, bee pollen, hemp seeds and tahini drizzle

  • The fruit in green smoothies

  • Freshly mashed and spread over homemade gluten-free vegan buckwheat cookies

If they’re not in season add frozen or fresh blueberries to a smoothie or baked goods. 


Blueberries aren’t the only anthocyanin-rich food. Pomegranates, red grapes, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, beets, cherries, and purple cabbage all contain these super strong antioxidants.