One cup of fresh blueberries contains:
0 grams of cholesterol
1.1 grams of protein
0.49 grams of fat,
21 grams of carbohydrate
3.6 grams of dietary fibre (14% of daily requirements)
24% of daily vitamin C
5% vitamin of B6
36% of vitamin K
Blueberries also provide iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, manganese, zinc, copper, folate, beta-carotene, folate, choline, vitamin A and vitamin E.
In addition to anthocyanins, blueberries contain a diverse range of phenolic compounds such as quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin and chlorogenic acid – all of which contribute to their antioxidant capacity.5
Health benefits of blueberries-
- Decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, and overall lower weight.
- Can also improve short-term memory loss and motor coordination
- Help prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract
- Assist in weight loss
- Fight wrinkles
- Fight Alzheimer’s
- The iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K in blueberries all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.
- They are free of sodium and contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium, all of which have been found to decrease blood pressure naturally.
- Consuming three servings of blueberries per week reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 7%
- The blueberry’s fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health and decrease the risk of heart disease.
- The fibre in blueberries helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and Vitamin C, vitamin A, and various phytonutrients in blueberries function as powerful antioxidants that help protect cells against free radical damage. They inhibit tumor growth, decrease inflammation in the body and help ward off or slow several types of cancer, including esophageal, lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate and colon
- Blueberries also contain folate, which plays a role in DNA synthesis and repair, thus preventing the formation of cancer cells from mutations in the DNA
- Reduce the risk of cognitive decline as well as Parkinson’s disease – a neurodegenerative disorder resulting from cell death in parts of the brain