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Blueberries a handful of health

Plump, juicy and sweet these little berries vary with a large range of colors from deep purple-blue to blue-black and also highlighted with a silvery sheen called a bloom. Blueberries are real treasures of nature. Though miniature in size, they are also proof that when it comes to health benefits, good things are really coming in small packages.

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American blueberry consumption

With blueberry production increasing to match rising levels of consumption, it is clear that more Americans are discovering how good these little berries are.

Blueberries are…

LOW IN FAT

Only one serving cup contains only 80 calories and virtually no fat.

FULL OF DIETARY FIBER

A handful of blueberries helps satisfy the needed daily fiber intake for the body. Fiber helps keep normal body regulation, the healthy heart and regulation of the cholesterol in the blood.

PACKED WITH VITAMIN C

One serving delivers almost 25% of one`s daily requirement of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps in collagen formation and also maintain healthy veins and capillaries and a healthy immunity.

FULL OF PHYTONUTRIENTS

Research suggests that the phytonutrients in blueberries, called polyphenios, have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help lessen the  inflammatory process associated with some chronic diseases as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and age-related diseases.

AN EXCELLENT SOURCE OF MANGANESE

Manganese plays important role in bone development and helps converting proteins, carbohydrates and fats into energy.

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Health area where blueberries play a significant role

Researchers are currently pursuing four healthy routes for better understanding  the main role that blueberries play in promoting better health. They are brain health, cardiovascular health, insulin response and reducing the risk of cancer.


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