Celebrating Blueberries

healthy snack foodsSecond only to the lovely strawberry, blueberries are the most popular fruits in the U.S. Blueberries are popular in the creation of pastries like cupcakes and muffins, as well as being used in various cakes. And of course, the blueberry’s taste and portability makes it a great fruit to eat any time and anywhere. But besides their delicious flavor, blueberries are very nutritious.

Blueberries are high in antioxidants, substances that fight off free radicals within your cells that may cause cancer and other diseases.

Besides antioxidants, blueberries have a number of other beneficial nutrients.  Vitamin C, for example, can be found in high amounts in a single serving, about 14mg according to BlueberryCouncil.org. Vitamin C promotes a healthy immune system and healthy gums. Blueberries also contain a large amount of manganese, an important nutrient in healthy bones and the conversion of carbs, fats, and protein into energy.

If you are lacking in dietary fiber, blueberries are chock full of them, so eat up!  Consuming fiber will assist you in controlling your cholesterol, keeping your heart healthy, and help with moving your bowels. For dieters and fitness fanatics, fiber will keep you fuller, longer.

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