If you’ve ever been to the East Coast in August, you probably know the joys of picking blueberries and eating them right off the bush. Fresh, juicy, and refreshing, after the blueberry harvest they can be found in almost everything: pancakes, pie, waffles, muffins, smoothies, cereal, syrups, you name it. But blueberries aren’t just delicious. Luckily, they’re really healthy for you as well.
Out of all the berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberry, acai berry, mulberry, I could go on and on) blueberries pack in the most nutrients per berry. They have fiber, Vitamins C and K, manganese, and other nutrients. All in one succulent little blue round berry.
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Antioxidants, though, is the real hook line and sinker of blueberries. In very, very simple terms, antioxidants stop your cells from destabilizing, which can help you age beautifully and help prevent cancer. They also can help with cholesterol, blood pressure, and memory loss.
There’s a reason why blueberries are the second most popular fruit in the United States (second only to strawberries). At Sunny Street Café we celebrate blueberries in the most fantastic way possible: big-as-the-plate blueberry pancakes, the kind of blueberry pancakes where there’s a blueberry in every bite.
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