Thursday, 12 December 2013

Blueberries – A Handful Of Healthy Food

Blueberries belong to the family of plumps and are known for their vibrant colors. They normally range from colors such as deep blue to purple and are small and round in shape. Though they are small, the amount of nutrients and health benefits are innumerate. Undoubtedly, all the best things in the world come in small packages. Read on to find some real benefits of blueberries.

Rich in dietary fiber

Blueberries are packed with dietary fiber and a handful of this fruit is enough to meet daily requirements. If you are suffering from chronic constipation, the fiber from blueberries can act as a cure. Besides, fiber is needed to maintain healthy heart and to keep a check over cholesterol levels.
Packed with phytonutrients

Blueberries is one of those remarkable fruits that contain phytonutrients such as polyphenols. They act as anti-oxidants that prevent cell damage and inflammation. Phytonutrients in blueberries will also help combat certain chronic conditions like cardiovascular disorders and age-related complications.
Full of vitamin C
As we all know vitamin C is important for collagen synthesis – an important protein for healthy gums, skin and immune system. Like most citrus fruits, blueberries are also a rich source of ascorbic acid. One serving of this fruit can fulfill about one-fourth of your daily requirement of vitamin C. 

Rich in Manganese
Manganese is a trace element found in few fruits and vegetables. It has an important role in bone development and various metabolic reactions. It has a role in the breakdown of protein, carbohydrates and fats to release energy.
Other advantages
More research is underway regarding the role of blueberries for cardiovascular health, brain health and a key role in reducing the risk of cancer. However, we are aware that it is responsible in promoting good health in general.

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