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Feeling the Blues? 5 Ways to Eat Blueberries to Lift Your Mood!

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The heat of summer is waning away. The days are growing colder and the sun is not showing itself as much as it used to. If you're like me, you might be experiencing a change of mood along with the change of seasons. Blueberries are in season from May to October. If you're feeling low in energy and lower in mood than usual, eating blueberries would be a great mood lifter!

Bluberries pack a health potent punch, with having one of the highest antioxidant levels in a fruit, and packed with vitamin C to ward off those nasty colds, and rich in fibre. They also give your brain the boost it needs, increasing the signals between your neurons and protect your brain from oxidative stress.

What's even more amazing is that blueberries can act as a natural anti-depressant. The nutrient compounds in blueberries protect and reduces the body from inflammation, which has been known that an increase in inflammation can causes us to be in lower mood than usual. So if the change of seasons getting to you, here are some ideas how you can eat more blueberries to lift your mood!

1. Salads

Sprinkle some blueberries in your lunch salads. They add another layer of flavour and also colour!

2. Breakfast toppings

My favorite is to toast some juicy blueberries over a warm pan to slowly let their juices come out. Then, putting it over oatmeal, or eating with with yogurt and some granola into the mix!

3. Smoothies

Freeze 1 cup of blueberries and make a smoothie from them! I like combining bananas, blueberries, spinach with a spoonful of almond butter and almond milk. Whizz away!

4. Desserts

Blueberries are one of the most versatile berries you can use in your desserts! Their subtle hint of their sweetness and slightly sour makes a good fruity dessert. 

Blueberry pie, galletes, crumble, crisps, oatmeal bakes, blueberry muffins....

5. Snack

Munching on just blueberries are delicious too! Especially if you can get the big juicy round blueberries that are almost as the size of grapes! Munch munch munch...

These are just some ideas in how you can eat more blueberries into your diet! I hope that it'll help keep your blues away. What are favorite ways of eating blueberries? Share with us in the comments below!

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