Friday, April 2, 2010
Blueberries May Protect Your Muscles
This abstract caught my attention this morning. Here is yet another reason to include blueberries in your diet. In addition to helping with reducing cholesterol, preventing cancer and Alzheimer’s we can now possibly add muscle protection to the list.
According to the abstract from an article in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research consuming blueberry extract may help alleviate the damaging consequences of oxidative stress. It is worth mentioning that wild blueberries contain more antioxidants than their cultivated sisters.
While I am not a believer in one item being the end all and be all of nutrition. I think it makes sense to add as many healthy foods to your diet as possible. At our house we add frozen wild blueberries to our oatmeal or smoothies. We also like to make blueberry fool using tofu or cashews. Blueberries also make a wonderful addition to green salads that include other fruit. I add them to many dishes.
My hubby called a little while ago and wants to go out to dinner tonight because the weather is so gorgeous here. This means I am not making dinner tonight, instead Ian will be cooking. As usual I called to warn Ian that we were coming since most of his dishes are not vegan-friendly so he prefers to plan something ahead of time. I will be back either tonight or tomorrow morning with an update of what he came up with for us.
I hope you are all having a great Friday!