Wild Maine blueberries were used by Native Americans for centuries as both food and medicine. Today Maine has over 60,000 acres of wild blueberries that are commercially harvested.
Wild blueberries are rich in antioxidants and they are a great anti-inflammatory food, which is especially important to BJJ players. They are also a great source of fiber and manganese. Other health benefits include cancer prevention, urinary tract health, protection against stroke, heart health, vision health, and possible helping with metabolic syndrome.
Enjoy wild blueberries fresh, or try them frozen in smoothies!
Blueberry, Banana, Orange Smoothie
This great tasting smoothie makes a super healthy desert or snack:
3-4 Oranges, freshly squeezed
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
Just drop all ingredients into your blender and blend. You can add a scoop of unflavored protein for an extra power up or meal replacement.