Blueberries are sweet, nutritious and wildly popular and they are the super-food of all berries meaning they are full of vitamins and very nutrient dense. We really should be eating a lot more of these little goodies plus they are normally more value for your money compared to other berries. Great for snacking on especially if you have a sweet tooth like me. They also improve memory and help us to retain things we’ve learned. That’s one smart little berry! If you make only one change to your diet, it should be to add blueberries.
They are so tasty and convenient that many people consider them to be their favourite fruit. We have them all year round with warmer European and South American Countries supplying us when not in season locally. Warding off heart disease. The blueberry’s fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content, all support heart health. The fibre in blueberries helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.
Studies have shown that blueberries improve brain function and may help combat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, as well as helping to heal damaged brain cells and improve eyesight. According to research, presented in 2013, blueberries can slow mental decline because they can help the brain clear toxic proteins that can build up.
A typical 100g portion of blueberries contain 14.49g carbohydrate, 0.33g Fat, 2.4g Fibre and all for just 57 calories.