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Super popular, blueberries

pretty much epitomise the

word 'superfood' - and

it's not hard to see why

when you take a look at the

evidence: they're low in calories yet high

in goodies like fibre, vitamins C and K.

And, as if that wasn't enough, they're

also full of flavour, easy to prep and readily

available fresh and frozen, thanks to the

commercial crops growing in abundance

across the Americas and Europe.

Health benefits

Relatively low on the Glycaemic Index,

diabetes expert, Dr Friedman, explains

that healthy fruit choices - like blueberries,

are good for people with diabetes. "They

are packed with dietary fibre, vitamin C,

and flavonoids or phytonutrients that

help boost your immune system and

fight off infection," he says. "Even though

blueberries are high in sugar, their fibre

content ensures that the natural fruit

sugar is released slowly into the body and

won't cause any unhealthy sugar spikes."

Research shows that blueberries can

help control blood sugar, and there's a

heap of evidence to back up the various

benefits. The little violet balls are rich in

A 3.5oz (100g) serving of raw

blueberries contains: 57 calories, 0.7g

protein, 14.5g carbs (of which sugars

10g), 2.4g fibre, 0.3g fat and is made

up of 84% water.

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antioxidants - multiple studies show

these reduce the risk of developing heart

disease, and they're also linked to lower

blood pressure.

There is also some evidence

to suggest that eating fruits high in

anthocyanins - 15 types are known to be

present in blueberries - is linked with a

reduced risk of heart attacks.

Common health issues can also be

alleviated as - like their close relation, the

cranberry - blueberries can help to stop

specific bacteria from binding to your

bladder, which may help prevent urinary

tract infections.

Endless ways to enjoy

As we start to enjoy these warmer

months, British blueberries come into their

own. British growers work hard to make

sure the best flavours are on offer from

June to September by planting a range

of varieties, such as Driscoll's Sweet Jane

(early summer crop), Jolene (mid-season)

and Barbara Ann (later).

So, as well as the numerous health

benefits, blueberries are simply a joy to

eat! Fresh, they'll need only a quick wash

before they're ready to go; frozen they

can be used instantly or only take a short

Sources

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Berry Gardens

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time to thaw. Fresh blueberries don't stay

that way for long, but they're so versatile

they won't be taking up room in your

fridge for long either. They're great as a

snack on their own or lend themselves

exceptionally well for giving some extra

pizazz to breakfast - use as a nutritious

topping for cereals, yogurts, porridge and

pancakes.

Of course, you can enjoy blueberries

along with a treat - use them to make jam,

add to cake and muffin mixes, make a

blueberry pie and even sprinkle a couple

into your summer gin and tonic.

And, if you love making smoothies,

you can't go wrong adding a handful of

these nutritious nuggets to your juicing

repertoire.

Index

  1. Free online Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
  3. ng diabetes, magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall diabetes
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  5. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
  6. JDRF, Karen Addington, Teresa May, type 1 diabetes
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  9. diabetes and coronavirus and Covid-19
  10. diabetes, coronavirus and Covid-19
  11. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  12. diabetes, coronavirus and Covid-19
  13. Medtrum A6 Touchcare patch pump and CGM in harmony
  14. food news for people with diabetes
  15. Sweet Freedom, food news for people with diabetes
  16. desang diabetes magazine
  17. Abbott FreeStyle Libre, DTN diabetes technology network
  18. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  19. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Diabetes Technology Network, Libre Flash education p
  20. BD and Me, Dexcom
  21. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
  22. Medtrum TouchCare, Shacey Petrovic Insulet Corportation, Owen Mumford
  23. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  24. Spirit Health, Spirit Digital, insulin injection devices, blood glucose monitors
  25. Spirit Health, Spirit Digital, insulin injection devices, blood glucose monitors
  26. Air Liquide Healthcare UK Tandem t:slim insulin pump with Basal IQ
  27. Roche Diabetes Care UK, Roche mySugr, Accu-Chek Combo, Accu-Chek Insight, Conn O'Neill
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  30. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
  31. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
  32. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
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  35. Page 0035
  36. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  37. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  38. ISO 15197, MARD for CGM, Desang magazine reader survey
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