With just 80 calories per cup and virtually no fat, blueberries offer us so many important nutrition and health benefits.1
- Blueberries are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help
neutralize harmful by-products of metabolism called
“free-radicals” that can lead to cancer, cardiovascular
disease and other age-related diseases such as
- Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C. A serving,
about 1 cup, has almost 25% of the daily requirement for vitamin
- Blueberries are a good source of dietary fiber. A diet high in
fiber contributes to heart health, helping to keep cholesterol in
check. Fiber also aids in digestion and helps maintain
- Blueberries are an excellent source of manganese. Manganese
plays an important role in the development of bones and in the
metabolism of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.3
- National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Release 20 U.S. Department of Agriculture-ARS 2006.
- Medicine Plus Medical Dictionary Online. U.S. National Library of Medicine. NIH.
- Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A., Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vandium, and Zinc. (2001) National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board. Chapter 10 Manganese.
- Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods -2007. Nutrient Data Laboratory Bettsville Human Nutrition Research Center (ARS) U.S. Department of Agriculture