Blueberries, find out what the most powerful antioxidant fruit can do for you and why wild ones are best!!

Blueberries read Casstronomys blog by Cassandra Austin and learn why you cannot afford to leave these out of your diet

The Health Benefits of Blueberries

This amazing little beauty has a component that makes them blue is called Anthocyanin, Wild berries have over 40 percent more power busting ability so if you can grow your own even better. Its one of the many antioxidants in blue berries and they also contain truckloads of vitamins A,B,C,K, selenium, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and plenty more, not only is it great for weight loss, anti aging and cancer fighting, it can help reduce belly fat the hardest fat to move read on for how:


Depression its known to reduce the affects of this common & debilitating illness.

Anti inflammatory high antioxidants, phyto chemicals, vitamins and minerals attribute to this success.

Cancer in particular of the colon, liver and ovaries due to ellargic acid and pterostilbene, anthocyanin, copper & vitamin c.

Heart Health  The dye released from the pigments in the skin of the blueberry, called anthocyanin is the source of powerful antioxidants used by the body to fight off high blood pressure and help strengthen blood vessels, leading to healthier blood pressure levels.

Urinary tract infections Epicatechin works to prevent bacteria from attaching to the lining of the bladder tissue. This causes the bacteria to be eliminated through your urine rather than attaching to the bladder wall, where they start multiplying and ultimately causing infection.  Fructose, the sugar found naturally in fruit, may also be beneficial by interfering with bacterial adhesion.

Eye Health degeneration can be delayed or prevented due to the antioxidant properties carotenoids, lutiens and zeaxanthin. Flavonoids such as resveratrol, querctin and rutin. Anthocyanosides are excellent in the slowing of macular degeneration, cataracts, myopia and hypermetropia.

Alzheimer’s disease and brain health  The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of blueberries build a protective coating around the brain to fight signs of aging and deterioration. There is also evidence that blueberries may help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.

Constipation the vitamins, sodium, copper, fructose and acids improve digestion and fibre eliminates constipation.

Weight loss

Belly Fat In one animal study of rats that consumed two percent of their diet as blueberries had dramatic results after 90 days in they had significantly less belly fat.

Low Calories & High Fiber only 78 calories in one cup and 3.8 gms of fiber a great choice for boosting the metabolism.

High Antioxidant consumption New research from the University of Florida found that people who consume more antioxidants weigh less, even when they don’t eat fewer calories. The researchers developed an index that ranks the number of calories consumed from plant-based foods compared with overall daily calorie intake called the phyto chemical index, or PI score. A totally plant-based, vegan diet (excluding hard liquor and refined sugars).


Anti Aging due to anthocyanin it’s believed to be the most powerful of all.

Healthy Nails & Scar reduction by rubbing in blueberry oil every evening.


No need to cook they are fantastic raw, however if you get your hands on them when they are plentiful and in season.

You can freeze them and snack on them as they are. Freeze in ice cubes with other yumzola berries and spice up your water.

Roast them and mix with some wilted spinach, pan fried fish fillet, chilli, almond, flaxseed oil dressing to speed up the metabolism.

Blueberry, cinnamon and maple syrup ice cream, maple syrup is full of good stuff too!

Make a modern  blue berry trifle with ricotta, chai seed & gluten free carrot cake sponge, lemon myrtle jelly

Whiz them in your favorite smoothie with kakadu plum powder & coconut kefir.

Blend some with watermelon and mint, top with greek style yoghurt and whole berries for a fantastic berry soup.

“With Facts these beauties achieve anti aging, reduced belly fat and depression buster, you can’t afford not to eat blue berries today, so go on treat yourself to these tasty morsels and  give yourself a fighting chance”

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Cassandra Austin

Kitchen Coaching, Nutrition and Selfcare

A Corporate Chef with extra qualifications in< Diet and Nutrition, Food and Wellness, Food Psychology, Kitchen Medicine Vocational education trainer in Commercial Cookery, Dip Hospitality Management  & Business



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