The Blueberry’s Nutritional Benefits

Blueberries are a favorite snack for many people, but what do they have going for them beyond their exotic color and explosive taste? It turns out the answer is a lot! Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits you can buy.

1/2 cup of fresh blueberries carries just 57 calories, so you don’t have to worry about breaking your diet by eating them. Regardless of their low calorie count, they have great health benefiting plant-nutrients such as soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants. All of these things contribute greatly towards your family’s optimum health and wellness!

Blueberries have many anti-oxidants—more than most fruits! Anti-oxidants are very useful to add to your diet as they prevent or delay cell deterioration, something that happens to everyone as they age! These anti-oxidants are in the form of vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E—and wouldn’t you rather eat a berry than take a supplement? Blueberries help protect the body from cancers, the effects of aging, degenerative diseases, and infections.

Blueberries also carry small amounts of B-complex vitamins, which help with your metabolism and the ability to process carbohydrates, protein, and fat. They also contain minerals such as potassium, manganese, copper, iron, and zinc, all essential for the body to function properly.

For a cool infographic about blueberry health, click here!

Want to know more about the history of blueberries? The Blueberry Council has some great information!

Next time you open your fridge, make the right choice for your health and take a few of these magical blue pills—you won’t regret it! Order yours now until July 21st from Apple Blossom by calling 920-993-7277 or emailing us—just $31.00/10lb box! Pickup is from July 26th-July 30th.

Christina

Sources: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287710.php
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=8

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