Why You Should Eat Blueberries

by Jackie on September 15, 2017

Blueberries are low in calories, but they are nutritious and filled with health benefits. These small berries contain more antioxidants than any other fruits or berries. Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals, substances that cause damage to the body’s cells. One of the main antioxidants in blueberries is anthocyanin that is responsible for many important health benefits and that gives blueberries their blue color. Anthocyanin is also linked to eye health and good vision.

Blueberries are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and copper. They contain many B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin E, iron, selenium and zinc. They are high in fiber, and getting enough fiber is important for keeping the digestive system healthy and for preventing constipation and other stomach problems.

A cup of blueberries gives you 14% of the recommended daily amount of fiber but contains less than 100 calories. Blueberries be eaten on their own or with yogurt and added to smoothies, fruit salads, juices or on top of cereal, granola and porridge. If you cannot find fresh blueberries, frozen berries contain most of the same health benefits as fresh ones.

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Jackie

Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
I'm a fitness nut. I know what you're thinking, one of these people who has never been fat a day in her life, and can eat whatever she wants. The truth is I struggled with my weight growing up and lived in a household where everything seemed to be fried. Once I got away from home I realized I had the choice to eat and exercise how I wanted. I've gained a lot of insight into working as a personal trainer, and feel I can relate to others that were in my situation. I think if I can do it then you can to, and if you want to start kicking butt then hop on board and lets get started.
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