Thursday, December 29, 2011

When Are Blueberries Not Really Blueberries?

My family loves blueberries.

We keep a couple of beehives in a blueberry patch near us and part of the deal (other than having bees in a blueberry patch!) is that we get to pick blueberries for ourselves.  We get the exercise and together-time while picking blueberries, and we get to eat great blueberries that we know have grown pesticide free.  

Blueberries have been proven to be fantastically healthy!  

Here's a snapshot from of some of the health benefits of eating blueberries:

Blueberries have been shown to shrink cancerous tumors and prevent the development and growth of cancer.

Researchers have shown that blueberries reverse memory loss, and also improve physical coordination and balance.

Blueberries reduce cholesterol levels.

Urinary tract infections can be prevented by blueberries.

Blueberries help build strong bones.

Blueberries are low in calories, high in fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants.

Mmmm, this really makes you want to eat more blueberries!  

So it's time to look for foods that contain blueberries and get all these great health benefits.

...when are blueberries not really blueberries?

 When they're faked.  This video shows just how the food industry literally tricks us into believing we're getting blueberries in our foods.  


"You ought to have seen what I saw on my way 
To the village, through Mortenson's pasture to-day: 
Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb, 
Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum 
In the cavernous pail of the first one to come! 
And all ripe together, not some of them green 
And some of them ripe! You ought to have seen!" 
~excerpt from "Blueberries" by Robert Frost


  1. Wow, I am blown away by the video, I had no idea that many "blueberry" products were totally fake, thanks for sharing! We too love to go blueberry picking..there is a local farm we go to, the girls love it.

  2. It is just so upsetting what is going on in this industrial food system that so many people have accepted as food. How do people feed their children this junk? And I fear it will only be getting worse in the future. Sigh :(