Why you should … eat more blueberries?
In the last 10 years, numerous studies have shown the health benefits of blueberries leading nutritionists to consider blueberries as one of the “superfoods” that can help ward off heart disease, cancer, cholesterol, and more.
Blueberries are full of antioxidants that can assist the body in keeping cancer and other chronic diseases at bay.
As we understand more about gut health, we are discovering how important what you eat is in maintaining good physical and mental health.
What do blueberries contain?
Blueberries contain a variety of vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and vitamins B, C, and K.
A regular handful or 100 gm serving of blueberries contains:
Carbohydrates 14.0 gm
Dietary Fiber 2.4 gm
Fats 0.3 gm
Protein 0.7 gm
Water 84.2 gm
What do blueberries do for my health?
Improve brain function – studies suggest that blueberries can assist in maintaining memory and reducing cognitive decline in adults.
Help to fight inflammation - Phytonutrients are plant-based compounds that are abundant in blueberries. These include flavonoids, which are responsible for the berry's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Blueberries also contain high levels of vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant, aiding in wound healing, supporting the immune system, and providing anti-aging properties. The vitamin and mineral content in blueberries aids bone and joint health.
Improve heart health - Studies suggest that blueberry consumption may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Blueberries have fiber which aids in regulating the bowels and shifts cholesterol away from the heart, stabilizing blood sugars.
Blueberries also contain anthocyanins, antioxidants that may benefit the heart by improving blood flow and countering damaging plaque buildup.
Aid in exercise recovery – a study into the effects of blueberries on exercise-induced muscle damage after strenuous exercise indicated that consumption of blueberries before and after exercise accelerated muscle recovery.
These life-altering superfoods are available right now at your local Hill Street store; get yours today!