Blueberries: Tiny Balls of Nutrients
November 15, 2016•9 min
Blueberries may be tiny, but they pack a nutritional punch.Blueberries are more than little blue fruits that help prostate health. Dietary changes can help you experience improved healthy. Eating less than one cup of blueberries a day has proven to boost health in clinical studies. Eating at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries per week can save women from heart attacks. An 18-year study showed that it reduced the likelihood of heart attack in these women by one-third. This becomes especially important when you consider heart disease is the number-one cause of death in men and women. Anthocyanin protects the lungs as you age. Blueberries contain this powerful antioxidant. Blueberries are also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese and fiber. They help with cancer prevention, cardiovascular health, and brain power. Make sure you buy organic blueberries. Blueberries are notorious for pesticide absorption. Buy frozen blueberries in season and snack on them year round. Be sure to wash them before eating.Heating or chilling blueberries changes the nutrient density. Less is more when it comes to blueberry preparation. Try enjoying them raw for the greatest health benefit. The healthier the foods you work into your diet, the better your health will be. There are no side effects to eating blueberries.Listen in as Dr. Holly Lucille joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the wonders of blueberries.