Health Benefits of Wild Blueberries in Kids

Health Benefits of Wild Blueberries in Kids

Sweet to taste, cute to look at, low in calories, and loaded with nutrients, wild blueberries are widely
famous for their health benefits. Often labeled as a superfood, wild blueberries are highly
recommended for kids by experts as they are a significant source of micronutrients
such as magnesium, zinc and vitamins A, E, K, and B-complex.

Let’s take a look at the amazing health benefits wild blueberries can provide for your children.

Wild Blueberries can regulate blood circulation

Wild blueberries can help prevent the buildup of plaque in the arteries and since children have a developing
circulatory system, consuming blueberries regularly can aid in healthy blood vessel development.

Wild Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants

Wild blueberries are loaded with antioxidant power which can help prevent damage caused by oxidative stress.

Wild Blueberries can support bone growth

Calcium, magnesium and the vitamin K present in the fruit makes it a great fruit for bones as it helps in the synthesis of osteocalcin, a bone protein, which helps in keeping bones strong and healthy.

Wild Blueberries help keep the nervous system healthy

Wild blueberries are loaded with a mix of nutrients that help in keeping the nervous system healthy and keeping brain function high.

Wild Blueberries may improve eyesight

The anthocyanin in the blue pigment of the fruit helps improve and support eyesight and ease eye fatigue.

Wild Blueberries improve brain function

W blueberries also help in improving memory and maintaining brain function by reducing oxidative damage to the brain cells. Regular consumption of wild blueberries can assist in the cognitive development of the brain in children while reducing stress in the body and the mind.

Wild blueberries are a great choice for kids and adults alike and with all the health benefits, we can’t think of a better food to add to your routine.

Frozen Wild Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

Frozen Wild Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

These easy to make, super creamy wild blueberry treats will keep your family coming back for more!
Course Dessert


  • 2 cups wild blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 strips lemon zest


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • 1 pkg plain cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups sour cream


  • In small saucepan, mix together blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and juice; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool completely. Remove lemon zest.
  • Crust
    Meanwhile, in bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar until well combined. Spread evenly in bottom of parchment paper-lined 9-inch square pan. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • Filling
    In medium bowl, using electric mixer, beat cream cheese with condensed milk until smooth. Mix in sour cream and vanilla; spread over crust.
    Using large spoon, drop mounds of blueberry purée on top of filling. Draw tip of knife through filling to create marbled effect. Cover and freeze until firm, about 6 hours. To serve, move to fridge for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Can be wrapped and frozen for up to 2 days.)