Blues to fight your blues

Blues to fight your blues

Small but mighty

Text: Priscilla Tan

Everyone needs a good dose of blueberries in their lives. Here's why.

Cleaning eating might have realised its zeitgeist, but there's something to be said for this mini fruit that has been dominant on the scene way before matcha became cool. Even poet Robert Frost was moved to wax lyrical about the berry and the sweet, tangy explosion it offers.

As the only naturally blue food in existence, this superfruit is undoubtedly easy on the eye, explaining their appearance in many a cereal bowl, salad, and various desserts. But beyond their aesthetic value, this fruit offers much nutrition within a small package. Rich with anthocyanin, the berry is often used in traditional herbal remedies by North American Indians, Chinese, and Europeans for its anti-inflammatory properties and benefits to heart health. If you're lactose-intolerant but are looking to strengthen your bones, look no further. Blueberries are brimming with manganese, which play a huge part in bone development.

Here are three ways to benefit from this mighty fruit: