10 Proven Health Benefits of Blueberries
Blueberries are sweet, nutritious and wildly popular. Often labelled a "superfood," they are low in calories and incredibly good for you. They are so tasty and convenient that many people consider them to be their favorite fruit.
Here are 10 health benefits of blueberries that are supported by research.
Blueberries Are Low in Calories, But High in Nutrients. The blueberry is a flowering shrub that produces berries that are colored blue to purple, also known as blueberries.
It is strongly related to similar shrubs, such as those that produce cranberries and huckleberries. Blueberries are small, around 5-16 millimeters (0.2-0.6 inches) in diameter, and have a flared crown at the end. They are green in color at first, then change to blue-purple as they ripen. These are the two most common types:
Highbush blueberries are the most commonly grown species in the US. Lowbush blueberries are often referred to as "wild" blueberries. They are typically smaller and richer in some antioxidants. Blueberries are among the most nutrient dense berries. A 1 cup serving (148 grams) of blueberries contains.
Fiber: 4 grams.
Vitamin C: 24% of the RDA.
Vitamin K: 36% of the RDA.
Manganese: 25% of the RDA.
Then it contains small amounts of various other nutrients. They are also about 85% water, and an entire cup contains only 84 calories, with 15 grams of carbohydrates. Calorie for calorie, this makes them an excellent source of several important nutrients.https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-most-nutrient-dense-foods-on-the-planet#section11