Blueberries are one of the most popular foods. They are used in many things, from muffins to pancakes, pies and even salads. Making blueberries a part of your diet will only do good for your body. Here’s how:
1. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants. They are ranked as one of the best sources of the flavonoids and anthocyanins. They are linked to a wide array of health benefits ranging from maintaining cholesterol levels to healthy heart function.
2. They have abundant nutrition and can be counted on to help maintain your daily vitamin and mineral requirements. One cup, or 150g, for instance, will give you 36 percent of your recommended daily requirement of vitamin K, 25 percent of your manganese requirement and 24 percent of your required vitamin C. That translates into support for calcium distribution, proper thyroid function and your immune system.
3. Blueberries support your brain. Those flavonoids are brain food and blueberry juice improves cognitive ability in older adults. A couple of servings a week can help maintain healthy brain function.
4. They provide improve digestion too because they support gastrointestinal health. Those friendly gut bacteria (microbiota) are important to nutrition absorption, vitamin synthesis, and they are affected by what we eat.
5. They also contribute fibre, which normalizes the bowels.