With summer now upon us, it’s time for blueberry season. Blueberries have long been a favorite summertime snack. However, what you might not know is just how good for you those little blueberries really are. Here are some of the health benefits that they can bring to the table.
Blueberries have many vitamins and minerals that help support healthy bones such as vitamin K and calcium. This calcium along with the potassium they contain also helps with lowering blood pressure. The berries have a high fiber content, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, all three of which help promote heart health.1 All of these vitamins also make blueberries a wonder fruit against cancer.
The high fiber content of the berries also makes them a good item in any diabetic’s diet.2 This fiber content is great for promoting digestive health as well. The high fiber helps make them a good filler food for dieting as they help make you feel fuller without the extra calories. It’s estimated that one cup of fresh blueberries only has 84 calories, but contains 14% of your daily recommended fiber intake.
Remember though that as good as blueberries are, it’s not good to rely on just one food, as a balanced diet is what’s most optimal to promote good health.