The time for Blueberries in New England is now.   Blueberries are in mid season.  Fresh berries are an easy way to add antioxidants repair Lyme damage and punch up fun and flavor.  What’s to think about?  Get some and enjoy.

I am a fruit picker when I have the time. The energy of the orchards is so beautiful and grounding.  Outside you get some clean air sunshine and vitamin D.  The fresh berry flavor is great third benefit.

Blueberries have made a comeback.   They have become really popular again.  They always tasted good, but they are riding the coat tails of a broader understanding of the powerful nutrition packed into this little berry.   Blueberries are full of nutrients and antioxidants.  The deep purple to blue color is definitely a wonderful clue that good things come in that package.  I talk all the time about eating a nutrient dense diet with Lyme disease, blueberries can fit right in.

How Do Blueberries fit in with a Lyme Healthy Diet?

High in antioxidants blueberries contain, vitamin C,  lutein , Resveratrol, proanthocyanidins and are low in sugar all of which support healthy eating with Lyme disease.  For many people with Lyme Disease or coinfections blueberries are a healthy add.  Dr. Kenneth B. Singleton in The Lyme Disease Solution gives the thumbs up for blueberries for Lyme disease.  Other people healing from chronic Lyme disease are also dealing with Candida and Leaky Gut and may need to reduce fruit.   So always work with your health care team to refine you diet based on the specifics of your recovery journey.

Blueberries add antioxidants repair Lyme damage and

are anti-inflammatory

Vitamin C

This is one of the platform antioxidants that helps with the oxidation stress common in chronic Lyme Disease.  It can be hard to find low sugar sources of vitamin C, but berries blackberries, raspberries and blueberries  really work.

Gallic Acid

Gallic Acid also protects against the oxidative stress associated with long infection.  It also acts as a natural anti-fungal and an anti-inflammatory.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a key antioxidant (also in Japanese Knotweed) used  in the Buhner Protocol for Lyme Disease.  This is the component in blueberries that help  vision.  There is growing data on the effectiveness of antioxidants to help with macular degeneration.

 

Proanthocyanidins

These bright compounds a well known to cool things off.  Inflammation management is a key part of building health with Lyme Disease and assorted co-infections.  The chronic inflammation associated with Lyme confuses the immune system and causes  untold damage.

“Much of the research has linked this to the ability of proanthocyanidins to reverse inflammation, the No. 1 of chronic disease in the world. Inflammation is at the root of most diseases and taxes the body like no other — it causes heart disease, diabetes, cancer and almost every illness known to man.”  Dr. Axe

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients                                                        Equipment

1.5  cup coconut milk                                 Measuring Cups

1 cup fresh blueberries                              Measuring Spoons

1 ½   cups of spinach                                 High Powered Blender like Blendtech or Vitamix

½ cup zuchinni

½ – ¼ Avacado

1/8 tsp cinnamon

Stevia or Honey to taste

½ cup of water or 4 ice cubes

 

Instructions

Wash the veggies

Add coconut milk to blender

then Veggies to blender

Add fruit to blender

Sweeten to taste

Add water or ice.

Blend until smooth

Blueberries have functional components that support healthy inflammation response and reduce oxidative stress.  My favorite way to eat blueberries is by the handful.  Get out into an orchard this summer.  Add blueberries to your diet repair Lyme damage, and have some fun with seasonal fruit picking. Add your favorite blueberry recipe idea in the comments below.  This smoothie recipe is one of my go to ways to put blueberries into the start of my day.  Here is a link for another yummy treat.   Enjoy.

The information provided on this website is not a substitute for professional medical care, treatment or advice. All the material here is for information purposes only. Always share strategy and work with your health care team

Blueberries – Add Antioxidants repair Lyme damage

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