Blueberries are super yummy and healthy. You can eat them raw or just add a handful to your pies, smoothies or homemade juices.
These berries offer a wide range of health benefits, and we give you some of their greatest powers:
Prevent cholesterol issues
Protect the brain, and prevent memory issues, thanks to their antioxidants
Blueberries are high in nutrients and low in calories; A cup of blueberries provides 3.6 grams of fiber, 24% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C and 36% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K
Nutrients in these berries lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular issues; According to a recent study, a 50-gram serving daily can cause a 4-6% drop in your blood pressure within 8 weeks
Antioxidants prevent premature aging, DNA damage, and cancer; Blueberry juice reduces DNA damage by 20%
The good news is that you can grow blueberries in your backyard. Here are some handy instructions:
Find a nice spot
Your blueberry shrub will need some good-quality soil and plenty of sunlight. The shrub needs enough light to carry its photosynthesis and grow.
Raise beds work perfectly for large gardens, but if you don’t have enough space, just use patio containers.
Blueberry shrubs need 6 feet of free space. If you grow several shrubs at once, make sure they are 3 feet apart.
Plant your blueberry shrub in fall or spring. Make a hole, put in the plant, and add enough soil around it. Press down carefully. This is a shallow-rooted shrub, and it needs regular watering. You need a good draining system, and use acidic soil with about 5.0 pH value.
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