Blueberries are highly nutritious and are fantastic for children due to their wide range of nutrients;
- They have powerful anti-inflammatory properties so are great for children with inflammatory conditions such as ezcema, asthma and hayfever.
- They are bursting with antioxidants which make them great for healing common colds and viruses.
- Full of phytonutrients, they help protect and strengthen the immune system.
- They are also high in fibre and help hydrate the colon (this is visible when changing a babies nappy – if their poo is blue you know they’re working!)
Use with children as ‘sweets’, after all they’re not cheap.
Unfortunately they have one of the highest pesticide residue so wash using a vegetable wash or apple cider vinegar or buy organic.
Frozen can be cheaper and are just as nutritious and particularly good for smoothies.
Add fresh to cereal or on top of porridge, have with natural yogurt, add to pancakes or muffins, blend with yogurt and freeze for a yummy dessert or have as a snack 🙂