Saturday, November 17, 2012
Blueberries, Not For Sal!
I was interested in having a theme over the next couple of posts that focuses on blueberry flavored beer. The reason I feel the need to justify myself is due to the shit I’ve gotten from friends over the years for drinking these tasty beverages. Sure, a fruity beer provides an opportunity for others to question my manhood, but I’m willing to take the slings and arrows destined for those that are willing to be trailblazers.
Ok, that may be overstating my heroics just a bit, but you could also consider this an opportunity to rationalize my alcohol consumption by discussing the dubious health benefits of a fruit added to a glass of beer.
I refer to a publicly supported encyclopedia the may or may not be based in Hawaii:
Blueberries contain anthocyanins, other pigments and various phytochemicals, which are under preliminary research for their potential role in reducing risks of diseases such as inflammation and cancer. Similar to red grape, blueberries may contain resveratrol.
Truth be told, I enjoy blueberries in a number of food related vehicles, like muffins, smoothies, salsa, and plain from the farmer’s market. It might even be said that I felt a bit jealous when Violet Beauregarde had her difficulty at the industrial plant.
Enjoy the superfood, if you have the opportunity, and please give me credit when your health improves and life seems that much brighter!