When it comes to blueberries, there are few things more delicious than a freshly picked, juicy blueberry. But did you know that blueberries aren’t just delicious, they’re also packed with nutrients and antioxidants? In fact, blueberries have been shown to have numerous health benefits.
So what happens when you combine two powerhouse foods and add blueberries to your horchata? You get a superfood duo that can help improve your health in a variety of ways!
Blueberries are often referred to as “brain berries” because of their positive effect on cognitive function. The antioxidants in blueberries can help protect the brain from damage caused by free radicals, while the flavonoids found in blueberries have been shown to improve memory and cognitive function. Horchata also contains several brain-boosting nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids (which are essential for neuronal development) and magnesium (which plays a role in neurotransmitter function).
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other serious health conditions. Luckily, blueberries can help lower blood pressure levels. The potassium in blueberries helps regulate blood pressure by counteracting the effects of sodium, while the anthocyanins in blueberries have been shown to reduce systolic blood pressure by up to 6%.