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Should You Eat Blue Food?

I remember when my oldest son absolutely insisted he would only eat blue food.  His primary motivation was the blue ice cream – I don’t even recall the flavor or the name – that was Baskin Robbin’s new special fantastic flavor.  I do remember that it left my son’s mouth an incredible shade of turquoise. […]

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Are You Eating Fake Blueberries?

Blueberries have so much going for them. They’re a gorgeous color and they’re one of the few fruits native to North America.

All blueberries, especially the tiny wild ones, are loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals that may play a role in reducing risk for some diseases.

Fantastic nutrition, too. One cup has 84.4 calories, no fat, 21 grams of carbs (4 g fiber, 15g sugars) and 1 g of protein and 24% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C.

They’re a good tasting, good looking super food. That’s why manufacturers add them to lots of cereal and baked goods (or at least imply that they do).

So, what’s the problem? Here it is: a bunch of food products that have labels or lovely pictures that suggest that they contain real blueberries really contain types of fake blueberries (not plastic, but not whole fruit either). Read more . . .

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What’s Luscious, Blue, Low In Calories, And Good For You, Too?

The Magical, Wonderful Blueberry It is peak blueberry season in the Northeast and I’m ecstatic.  I love blueberries – especially the kind that I’ve been getting at my local farmers’ market:  big, sweet, and almost crunchy when you first bite into them.  That said, I also love wild blueberries – tiny, very dark blue, and […]

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