Blueberry season is just around the corner. If your kids have not tasted blueberries yet, it is the right moment to slip them a cup, then another and another…
Each blueberry is a little blue powerhouse, a source of health and energy that are so important for every kid.
VIRUSES NOT ALLOWED
Blueberries are rich in vitamin C, they strengthen immune system, have anti-inflammatory effects and are natural painkillers. Flavonoids, plant origin compounds, can alleviate symptoms of flu and reduce lungs damage caused by influenza virus.
Anthocyanins and vitamin A, two of the main nutrients in blueberries, act together to suport eye functions, reduce eye fatigue and improve vision at dusk.
Kid’s bones grow fast so they need all the help they can get to stay strong. Blueberries are a source of phenolic acids that, as American scientists say, have very beneficial effect on bone tissue.
Flavonoids have a wide spectrum of action: they not only protect us against flu but also improve brain functions and support cognitive skills development. Research carried by British scientists showed that eating blueberries before school tests and exams makes kids deal with their tasks faster and better. Invigorating weary brain is therefore another blueberry superpower.
MOVING IS GOOD
Kids are constantly on the move. They seem to be like those Duracell bunnies – but in fact their little legs get tired pretty quickly. A bowlful of blueberries is a great way to recover after an afternoon spent on jumping, hopping and bouncing: level of kids’ energy is high again and their muscles hurt less. The same should obvioulsy be given to their parents.
I WANNA PEE!
Blueberries can effectively discourage bacterias from sticking to ureter walls and make them get flushed out with ease. Urinary infections do not bother you anymore!