Fruity Patooty: Blueberries

Small, blue, sweet, and tart. Blueberries are a powerhouse fruit, full of antioxidants and other unique health benefits.

Blueberries

Consumers will benefit most from raw blueberries because they will supply the most nutrients and flavour opposed to incorporating or baking them into something. Blueberries can be used for many things such as, for toppings, used in baking for cakes, muffins etc., in sauces or smoothies, the possibilities are endless!

Nutrient highlights per 1 cup of raw blueberries:
– 84 calories
– 0g fat, 0g saturated fat and 0g trans fat
– 24% (of daily value) Vitamin C
– Dietary Fibre 4g, 14% (of daily value)
– 36% (of daily value) Vitamin K

Health Benefits:
– Full of super phytonutrients, which will help prevent disease in the body
– Has the highest antioxidant capacity of any fresh fruit
– Helps with urinary tract health
– Helps reduce belly fat
– Keeps memory sharp and promote brain-health, preventing diseases such as Alzhiemer’s
– Strengthens cardiac muscles
– Fights heart disease
– Keeps away constipation and indigestion
– Lowers blood sugar levels
– Prevents many different cancers, such as colon and ovarian
– Protects immune system
– Ant-inflammatory properties
– Anti-aging benefits
– Help preserve vision

These are just some of the many benefits that blueberries, a powerhouse fruit has to offer! Add blueberries to your diet as much as possible (daily would be best). Try this delicious vegan Blueberry Cardamom Chia Seed pudding recipe: http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Blueberry-cardamom-chia-seed-pudding-330225?columns=4&position=32/36 And don’t forget to buy organic, fruity patooty!

Want more information about blueberries? Check out these sources:
http://www.womenfitness.net/blueberries.htm
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1851/2
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=8
http://www.wild-about-blueberries.com/health-benefits-of-blueberries.html

Photo credit: @notnixon via photopin cc

*This blog is not intended to give professional medical advice and you should always check with your healthcare practitioners before trying anything new or regularly.

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3 thoughts on “Fruity Patooty: Blueberries

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