the aphrodisiac history of blueberries
Blueberries have been a part of the American diet longer than American has been America. Native Americans ate and preserved them for a shot of sugar during the long winter months. And historically, every part of the blueberry bush was used for medicine.
For example, a tea made from blueberry leaves is said to purify the blood. Pressed into a juice, the berries help a chronic cough. The root was and still is used to help ease the pain women during childbirth.
Today we know what our earliest settlers didn’t; blueberries are a great antioxidant food. In fact, they are among the greatest natural sources of antioxidants at our fingertips. Thanks to modern science, we now know why the early medicine man’s treatments worked so well. It’s now proven that the berries can help reduce inflammation, reduce cholesterol and potentially help regulate blood pressure.
And while coughs and cholesterol are most decidedly not sexy, these berries also have their place in the sensual realm. Just ½ cup of blueberries per day will remarkably increase energy and stamina.
Blueberries are rich in fiber and can banish bloating. They promote blood flow – that’s key in games of the bedroom. And the fruit contains the antioxidant resveratrol, which show promise in fighting heart disease as well as premature aging.
So basically, blueberries will keep you young, cute, energized. Your blood will be pumping and you’ll have stamina to spare.