Though miniature in size, blueberries pack a punch when it comes to health and nutrition! With 80 calories per cup, virtually no fat and low in sodium, blueberries offer many nutritional benefits. Here’s the newest news on blueberry nutrition:
1. Low in fat – A one-cup serving contains only 80 calories and virtually no fat.
2. Loaded with Vitamin C – One-serving delivers almost 25% of one’s daily requirement of vitamin C. Vitamin C aids in collagen formation and helps maintain healthy gums and capillaries and immune system.
3. Full of dietary fiber - Just a handful of blueberries helps keep the body regular, the heart healthy and cholesterol in check.
4. Excellent source of manganese - Manganese plays an important role in promoting good bone development and in converting proteins, carbohydrates and fats into energy.
Healthful & Delicious!
Keeping The Brain Engaged
Blueberries contain polyphenols, which studies have shown enhance motive functions, improve cognition and help in memory performance. Studies have also pointed to blueberries potentially aiding in fighting Alzheimer's.
Heart Healthy is Heart Smart!
Blueberries have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, which promotes healthier arterial blood pressure, heart rate, and activities of heart enzymes. Other heart benefits of these superberries include nitric oxide, which helps reduce blood pressure.