Did you know the humble blueberry is packed full of therapeutic properties?
Nutritionally, one cup of blueberries contains fiber, Vitamins A, B, C, E, K, Folate, manganese, Pantothenic Acid, flavonoids, anthocyanins, Quercetin, Myricetin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc. That cup of raw blueberries also has a 1.5 to 1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids (which is a good balance).
Blueberries are highly antioxidant which means they can help protect the body from free radical damage.
They can help protect your heart health by lowering blood pressure and your LDL cholesterol levels.
They can help improve cell signaling in the neurons in the brain which may aid in cognitive function as we age.
They may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by increasing sensitivity to insulin.
As a relative of cranberries, they may assist in preventing UTIs.
They may also speed up muscle recovery after exercise.
The information contained in this blog is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.