Renal Diet HQ Features Blueberries For Renal Disease in this months newsletter recipe feature food-blueberry renal diet
Blueberries are one in hand full of fruits that are available year round and July, which is high harvest, is National Blueberry Month. North American blueberries are grown to be available from March to October and are grown in approximately 32 states in the Untied States. Blueberries are made avaialable frozen, fresh, dried, juice and canned and add color and flavor to many dishes including sauces, smoothies, breads, desserts and salads. They also make a great snack food eaten fresh by themselves. Blueberries can be incorportated into certain recipes for renal diets but are good for renal diets by themselves. Portion is the key and the additional ingredients are critcial to predialysis, predialysis diabetics and dialysis patients. A 1/2 cup serving of blueberries is just 40 calories, 9 mg Phosphorus and 72 mg Potassium. Blueberries are excellent sources of Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber and manganese. They are also known to have antioxidant properties. Blueberry renal diet can go hand in hand if you choose the right recipe!
Many growing states have blueberry festivals, for a list of blueberry festivals in your area visit www.blueberry.org/festivals.htm.
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