There is endless scientific evidence to back up the benefits of blueberries In fact, researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a 90-day trial that fed rats a blueberry-enriched diet, and the results showed significantly-reduced abdominal belly fat. Another long-term study published in Annals of Neurology highlights that eating blueberries can lower the overall rate of cognitive decline by as much as 2.5 years in adults over the age of 70, as tested with six different cognitive tests. And if sugar is your enemy in the battle of the bulge, blueberries are your weapon of choice. Their high fiber, low sugar, and low cal profile will squash any case of the munchies.
Fortunately, we’ve just begun the peak season for fresh blueberries in North America and we’ve got till mid-August to splurge on their plethora of health benefits. Make the most of this rockstar fruit and check out this curated list of blueberry muffin recipes that will tickle your fancy and slay your fat cells. Once you’re ready to head to the farmers’ market for your berries, why not pick up some watermelon, too? These 25 Watermelon Recipes You’ll Crave are delicious ideas, too!