Thursday, July 21, 2011


bleuphoria... by credd
bleuphoria..., a photo by credd on Flickr.

80 calories per cup.

packed with vitamin C - one serving, you can get 14 mg of Vitamin C – almost 25 percent of your daily requirement. Vitamin C aids the formation of collagen and helps maintain healthy gums and capillaries. It also promotes iron absorption and a healthy immune system1,2.

dietary fiber - Eating foods high in fiber will help keep you regular, your heart healthy and your cholesterol in check. A handful of blueberries can help you meet your daily fiber requirement

an excellent source of manganese - an important role in bone development and in converting the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in food into to energy

leaders in antioxidant activity - According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), blueberries are near the top when it comes to antioxidant activity per serving (ORAC values). Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals — unstable molecules linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Substances in blueberries called polyphenols, specifically the anthocyanins that give the fruit its blue hue, are the major contributors to antioxidant antioxidant activity5.

1 comment:

  1. I love blueberries, and I love your photo.
    We used to pick fresh ones at a farm nearby, but this year is their last season. Now I want some!