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Blueberries: what are they really good for and what can be made from them for breakfast

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
What are the benefits of blueberries. Source: Pixabay

Blueberries are a seasonal summer juicy berry. And right now, prices for this product are at their highest. Therefore, it is necessary to understand whether they are really justified.

Nutritionist Marina Fedorova (marinafedorova_dietolog) spoke about the beneficial properties of blueberries on her Instagram page.

Blueberries: what are they really good for and what can be made from them for breakfast

Useful properties of blueberries:

1. Strengthens capillaries and retains vitamin C in the body;

2. Removes radioactive metals from the body;

3. Promotes intestinal motility and is a source of nutrition for intestinal microflora;

4. Slows down the aging of brain cells;

5. Tea from dried blueberries is drunk for bladder diseases and as a remedy for diarrhea;

6. Anthocyanins, which are part of its composition, prevent memory loss;

7. It is one of the best prophylactic agents against cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and Alzheimer's disease;

8. Its juice normalizes metabolism and improves well-being in case of colds;

9. It has a positive effect on visual functions;

10. It contains magnesium, thanks to which blueberries act as a sedative on the body;

11. It removes toxins from the body.

12. Blueberries are not allergenic, but they should not be consumed in large quantities. Otherwise, the berry can cause headaches, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. A contraindication to eating blueberries is biliary dyskinesia.

The recipe for cottage cheese casserole with blueberries is published on the Instagram page of food blogger Anastasia (nastiny_recepti).

Blueberries: what are they really good for and what can be made from them for breakfast

Ingredients:

  • cottage cheese - 400 g.
  • sugar - 50 g.
  • eggs - 3 pcs.
  • semolina - 20 g.
  • corn starch - 20 g.
  • blueberries - 50 g.
  • salt
Cottage cheese for casserole

Method of preparation:

1. Separate the eggs into whites and yolks.

2. Beat the whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks.

3. Add the yolks, cornstarch, semolina to the cottage cheese and beat well with a blender.

Eggs for making a casserole dish

4. Add the whipped whites and mix.

5. Divide the curd mass in half.

6. Add blueberries (25 g) to one part and blend.

Preparing the casserole dough

7. Add sugar to the other part. Mix well.

8. Cover the baking dish with parchment.

9. Put the curd mass with blueberries on the bottom, then the light mass.

10. Sprinkle with blueberries on top.

11. Bake for 1 hour at 180 degrees.

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