The Powerful Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries are one of nature’s most powerful superfoods. Not only are they tasty and versatile, but they also offer some amazing health benefits, making them potent little balls of goodness.

health benefits of blueberries

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries are often known as the king of antioxidants which are responsible for fighting off free-radicals – cell damaging molecules that can play a role in causing various diseases as well as speeding up the aging process.

However, they have many more benefits to them that are worth mentioning.

Blueberries are High in Nutrients

Along with their delicious flavour, blueberries are extremely high in nutrients. Just one cup of blueberries contains the following:

  • 85 calories
  • 1 gram of protein
  • Zero fat
  • Approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates
  • Approximately 4 grams of fibre
  • Approximately 120 millilitres of water
  • Almost a quarter of the daily target for vitamin C which improves immune function
  • More than one third of the daily target for vitamin K
  • A quarter of the daily target for manganese which promotes collagen production
Blueberries Protect us Against Disease and Slow Down the Aging Process

Research has shown us that blueberries contain one of the highest levels of antioxidants among commonly consumed fruits.

Antioxidants are responsible for reducing inflammation and oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress occurs there is an imbalance between the number of free radicals and the body’s natural ability to counteract them.

Therefore, blueberries and their antioxidant superpowers are said to reduce damage to DNA, curb symptoms of aging as well as minimizing the risk of several chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes and cancer, making them on of the best functional fruits to include in your diet.

Blueberries Look After our Hearts

Chronic heart disease claims millions of lives every year. This is often a result of artery hardening caused by plaque build up inside the arteries. Plaque is made up of calcium, cholesterol, fat, and other substances that are found in the blood.

Hardened arteries restrict the flow and availability of oxygen to your vital organs and the rest of your body.

Blueberries are proven to improve artery function, increase positive changes in cholesterol profiles, and reduce stiffness in the arteries, making them an important part of any well-balanced diet.

Blueberries for Brain Health

This incredible fruit has shown to improve cognitive performance, delayed memory and executive function in children, healthy adults, and adults with mildly impaired cognitive function.

Executive function refers to the skills necessary to focus attention, plan, and juggle multiple tasks at once. Delayed memory deals with long-term retention of information and the ability to recall information.

Berries Express – Suppliers of Fresh and Frozen Berries in South Africa

Choosing to eat healthy is our motto and helping people across the country do the same is what motivates us.

We understand the challenges that come with maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet all year round. Therefore, we make it possible to include blueberries and other healthy fruit in your diet no matter the season.

Supporting local farmers and sourcing only the highest quality fruits form part of our core-values. We do this to ensure that our customers get all the goodness they deserve from nature and the hard-working farmers we know and trust.

To find out more about our products please contact us or visit our online shop and order directly. We deliver all over Cape Town.

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