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Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries can help you lose belly fatWhat is it?
Blueberries are one of the world’s healthiest foods. They are rich in antioxidants, low in fat, and are great sources of vitamin C and manganese. Blueberries are also versatile berries, you can enjoy them in a number of different ways, cooked and raw. However, to maximize the health benefits from this superfruit, enjoy your blueberries raw. Their subtly sweet and tart flavor can be the perfect snack for replacing processed and overly sugary foods.

 Why are blueberries a superfood?
Blueberries are one of the best sources for antioxidants and rank near the top of the USDA’s list of antioxidant activity per serving.

 Antioxidants help destroy free radicals—waste products that are formed by your body through digestion and absorption of nutrietns. Free radicals damage the cells of the body in drastic ways and have been linked to certain types of cancers, alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases, and heart disease. Specific to blueberries are powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins, which make blueberries even more unique in terms of antioxidant activity. Blueberries are extremely beneficial for you health in other ways as well; they are rich in vitamin C and the mineral manganese.

Only one cup of blueberries (148 grams) yields 24% the daily value of vitamin C and 25% the daily value of manganese.

At about 84 calories per 1 cup, you can eat plenty of blueberries for their powerful antioxidant power as well as their nutrient and vitamin content. Blueberries are an easy and affordable addition to anyone’s diet regimen that can have a long-lasting beneficial impact on one’s health. Look into incorporating this superfruit into your diet today!

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