Dr Oz: What Are Lingonberries?
Never heard of Lingonberries? Well, you’re not alone. Dr Oz, who normally champions blueberries as the best natural anti-oxidant, has now placed Lingonberries on the same level! Lingonberries are red, tiny berries that fall in the cranberry family. Studies have concluded that these delicious berries are a natural antibiotic and are able to do several things that include:
- Helps prevent bad cholesterol
- Possibly fights some cancers
Dr Oz: How To Eat Lingonberries
You can incorporate Lingonberries into your diet by simply grabbing a small bunch and munching on them all day as you would any other berry. For the kiddies, it may be slightly more difficult to get them to eat berries, so incorporate them into a delicious treat they will love. For instance, you can smash them up and use it as a jam spread for toast and sandwiches. Add a small amount of natural sugar to sweeten them up a bit.
Dr Oz: Lingonberry Smoothie Recipe
For a real treat, consider making a Lingonberry smoothie. To do this use:
- 3/4 Cup of ice
- 1 Cup of almond milk
- 1 Tbsp of Lingonberry jam
Pop all of the ingredients into a blender and mix. Your kids will love it!
As a side note, if you are not sure where to find Lingonberries (or even Lingonberry Jam) then you are not alone! I went on a trip to Sweden (Stockholm to be precise!) a couple of years ago, and lingonberries were widely used over there… especially on their famous dish “Swedish Meatballs.” When I came back from my trip, I looked everywhere for my new found love of Lingonberries, but I had a really hard time finding them. I ended up passing through the food section of Ikea and found a few different Lingonberry products (as well as other Swedish delicacies)… so, definitely, checkout Ikea if you are looking for a local place to buy Lingonberries!