Whether they are purchased fresh, frozen or dried – blueberries are packed with nutritional power.
Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods, such as blueberries, decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. They can also promote hair and skin health, increased energy and overall lower weight.
And, despite the fact that they taste great, here are six health benefits to why you should be adding blueberries to your diet:
It has also been suggested that eating blueberries is vital to improving mental health. Population-based studios have shown that consumption of blueberries is connected to slower cognitive decline in older women and that they can improve a person’s short-term memory and motor coordination.
Unsure of ways to consume blueberries and want to try something different than eating them by themselves?
Look for organic blueberries, and toss some in a salad, eat as a snack or throw in a parfait with plain yogurt and walnuts. If organic fresh blueberries are cost prohibitive, substitute with organic frozen or dried products – all three forms provide health-protective benefits.
Keep in mind that dried blueberries are a concentrated source of sugar or may have added sweeteners, so enjoy them in moderation. Frozen organic blueberries are a great replacement for ice in making a frosty breakfast smoothie with unsweetened nut milk and a handful of raw almonds.
Did you know that just one cup of fresh blueberries contain the following:
This in turn provides –
Just by making small, daily changes, you could make a huge difference to your quality of life, future and your health.
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