Eat Blueberries: Super Food & Super Fruit!
Blueberries have been an important food source for hundreds of years. Research supports that in addition to great taste, blueberries pack potent health benefits! The bottom line is blueberries are one of the healthiest berries you can eat!
The Power of Eating Blue”
If you haven’t heard it before, red, blue and purple fruits are packed with good stuff that helps your body fight disease! These fruits contain anti-oxidant compounds like anthocyanins, and polyphenolic flavonoids. These powerful compounds help to protect the body from stress and diseases while boosting the immune system. Eat blueberries every day and you get the “power of blue” in added to your diet!
Number Crunching Blueberries
One cup of blueberries has only 84 calories! There is no fat, and of the 21 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams are sugar and 4 grams are dietary fiber. That one cup of blueberries provides 24% of your daily recommended serving of vitamin C and 36% of vitamin K.
“K”, The Forgotten Vitamin
Yes, I know, how could you forget a vitamin you might not have heard about? Vitamin K is fundamental to bone health and blood clotting. Furthermore, we need vitamin K to use calcium! Without it, calcium can accumulate in blood vessels and contribute to heart disease! Eat blueberries for a tasty way to get more vitamin K!
Note: If you are taking certain drugs like Coumadin (warfarin) ask your doctor if you should reduce your consumption of North Carolina blueberries!
Science Says Eat More North Carolina Blueberries
Research has concluded that blueberries have many health benefits. Scientific evidence suggests that along with powerful antioxidants that enhance immune defenses, blueberries are beneficial to the nervous system. Other studies show that blueberries help maintain cognitive function, especially in older women! In other words, eating blueberries may slow down your brains aging!
The blueberries good qualities will survive freezing!
Antioxidants found in fresh foods are typically very delicate, but research reports that three to six months of freezing shows little negative impact on the antioxidant qualities of blueberries!