Blueberry Apple Cocktail

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Spring is a great time of year. We get to see fresh produce roll back out at farmers markets, sometimes one fruit or vegetable at a time. First came strawberries, then blackberries, and now, just around the corner, delicious blueberries

Blueberries are actually native to North America. Back in the day, natives to this continent used to make all sorts of delicious creations with them. They used to pound them into meat in order to preserve it for as long as two years.

These days, we’re aware of the diverse health attributes that blueberries possess. Perhaps the blueberry’s biggest strength is its anti-aging attributes. Blueberries are capable of slowing down the effects of aging. But they may also be able to actually reverse some of the degenerative effects that aging can have on the brain. This is due in large part to the antioxidants found in blueberries.

Anthocyanin, a type of pigment found in many berries, is found by the boatload in blueberries. In all, there are almost 30 anthocyanins in blueberries. These pigments are largely responsible for the positive effect that blueberries can have on brain health. Blueberries may help ward off symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, if consumed regularly enough in large enough quantities. Plus, they’re delicious! Try this sweet and healthy juice today.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Cups blueberries
  • 1 Apple
  • ½ Lemon

Directions

  • Wash all involved fruits.
  • Core apple and peal lemon.
  • Juice it all up.
  • Pour over ice if you’d like to cool things down and also dilute this concentrated brew just a bit.
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