Taylor's grandparents, C.B. and Evelyn, had specially ordered some from some obviously heavenly place in Alabama and had shared them with Taylor's parents. Lisa offered one to me when I was at their house on Monday, and seriously--it was the sweetest, juciest, most delicious thing I have ever put in my mouth.
So--I say this to encourage everyone to enjoy the Lord's plenteous and creative providence, especially now as summer comes to a close. (Ok, so it won't come to a close in Mississippi 'til Halloween or so, but for most of the country..). Blueberries are also a summer favorite of mine. They are SO good, on pretty much everything or just all by their lonesome--and SO good for you! Enjoy!
Blueberries and Aging – “In a USDA Human Nutrition Research Center laboratory, neuroscientists discovered that feeding blueberries to laboratory rats slowed age-related loss in their mental capacity, a finding that has important implications for humans. In one study, Jim Joseph, director of the neuroscience laboratory in the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center (HNRC), fed blueberry extractions-the equivalent of a human eating one cup of blueberries a day-to mice and then ran them through a series of motor skills tests. He found that the blueberry-fed mice performed better than their control group counterparts in motor behavioral learning and memory, and he noticed an increase in exploratory behavior. When he examined their brains, he found a marked decrease in oxidative stress in two regions of the brain and better retention of signal-transmitting neurons compared with the control mice.“
Who doesn't need better stress management and better memory skills? Eat up!