an quick recipe for your morning menu. Low-fat
and cholesterol-free, these light and fluffy
muffins call for ripe, fresh blueberries. Blueberries
are an excellent fruit to include in your diet – they’re
deliciously sweet for a healthy snack or a perfect
addition to baked goods or smoothies. High in
powerful disease-fighting antioxidants and nutrients,
blueberries are a great source of Vitaims A and
C, as well as potassium and folate.
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 Tbs. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup soy or rice milk
2 cups fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line muffin cups with
paper liners or spray with nonstick spray.
Mix all ingredients together until moistened.
batter evenly among the muffin cups (each
should be filled 3/4 full).
Bake 35 minutes
or until the tops are firm. Cool on a wire
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conducted by the USDA
and University of Illinois scientists point
to numerous health benefits of wild blueberries.
They have been found to fight cancer cells,
as well as slow effects of aging – particularly
loss of memory and motor skills. Researchers
attribute these benefits to natural compounds,
such as phytochemicals and antioxidants. Studies
reveal that blueberries ranked highest in antioxidant
capacity per serving compared to more than
20 other fruits.
Antioxidants are important in terms of their ability
to protect against oxidative cell damage that
can lead to conditions like Alzheimer's,
cancer and heart disease -- conditions also
linked with chronic inflammation. Blueberries,
as well as other colorful fruits and vegetables,
contain much-needed nutrients to maintain health
and protect against disease.
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