Blueberries! A mini powerhouse low in calories but very high in all the good stuff😍They are sweet with just the right amount of tang and are packed with so many nutrients. No wonder they are called a superfood!
1. Nutrient Dense
1 Cup of blueberries contain 4 grams of fiber, 24% of Vitamin C (Recommended daily intake), 36% of Vitamin K (RDI), 25% of Manganese (RDI). The fruit is also 85% water which will help your daily water intake as well.
2. Full of Antioxidants
The abundance of antioxidants in blueberries will protect our bodies from free radicals, aging, and possibly even cancer! Blueberries are known to have the most antioxidants among the commonly consumed fruits and vegetables.
3. Reduces DNA Damage + Cancer Cells
Sadly, DNA damage happens every day in our bodies and it happens quite frequently in a day! It is a process we cannot avoid as we grow older by the second, but it can be very dangerous as it has potential to develop cancer cells. However, blueberries can help neutralize some of the free radicals that cause damage to our DNA!
4. Lowers Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a major reason for many deaths in this world, but blueberries have been found to successfully lower blood pressure levels! In a study done with obese individuals at risk for heart disease, when they consumed 50 grams of blueberries every day for eight weeks, they found a 4-6% reduction in blood pressure!
5. Improve Brain Function + Memory
The antioxidants in blueberries were found to accumulate in areas of the brain that are essential for intelligence. They directly interact with aging neurons to improve in cell signaling!