Good things come in small packages! Blueberries pack a load of antioxidants.

Posted on May 05, 2014 by Shani Schumacher | 0 Comments

With their tiny size, delicious flavor, and major antioxidant properties, blueberries are like little gems! From heart disease to memory loss, blueberries help fight off illness, while adding color to your life!

Whole Body Support: Blueberries are a very good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and manganese. They are a good source of fiber and copper and contain the highest amount of antioxidants than any other fruit, which work to neutralize free radicals.

Here is a list of proven benefits that a daily intake of blueberries can provide:

Cardiovascular Benefits: Daily blueberry intake has been shown to regulate cholesterol levels and, in individuals with high blood pressure, blueberry intake has significantly reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressures making vessels more elastic.
Cognitive Benefits: Blueberries reverse age-related memory loss.
Lowers Blood Sugar: Blueberries have a very low glycemic index and can regulate blood sugar levels.
Eye Health: The anthocyanins in blueberries protect the retina from unwanted oxygen damage reducing the potential for macular diseases and will help with dryness and infections.
Anti-cancer Benefits: Blueberries combat free radicals and block tumor cells from forming.
Bladder Aid: Like cranberries, blueberries contain compounds that prevent bacteria from adhering to bladder walls, which helps ward off urinary-tract infections.
Vitamin C: The best-known antioxidant, vitamin C offers a wide-variety of health benefits, protecting your body by keeping capillary walls and blood vessels firm; and helping in the absorption of iron and folate . One serving of blueberries gives you 25 % of your daily value.

Blueberries for Baby: Blueberries are not a common allergen and can be safely introduced around 6-8 months. Puree with breast milk and feed immediately or freeze for later use or make into baby pops for teething baby! You may also choose from a variety of blueberry snacks for baby that are so convenient for busy moms! Also try children multivitamins to receive additional antioxidants.

Prenatal and Lactating Women: Blueberries are low in fat, 80 calories per cup and loaded with fiber to keep you fuller longer. Blueberries make for smart snacking. Puree with spinach for an energizing breakfast smoothie. You will also receive your daily recommended amount of antioxidants from prenatal multivitamins.

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