Why we love blueberries

Why we love blueberries


Blueberries are a one of the best sources of vitamins C, which is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in the body and K important for helping your blood to clot. They also contain minerals such as potassium (which helps to regulate blood pressure) and manganese (involved in the regulation of brain and nerve function).

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1) Maintaining healthy bones

Blueberries contain iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K. Each of these is a component of bone. Adequate intake of these minerals and vitamins contributes to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.

2) Skin health

Collagen is the support system of the skin. It relies on vitamin C as an essential nutrient, and works to help prevent skin damage caused by the sun, pollution, and smoke. Vitamin C may also improve collagen’s ability to smooth wrinkles and enhance overall skin texture.

One cup of blueberries provides 24 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. They also specifically contain:

  • 84 calories

  • 0 g of cholesterol

  • 1.1 g of protein

  • 0.49 g of fat

  • 21.45 g of carbohydrate

  • 3.6 g of dietary fiber

  • 14.74 g of total sugars

  • 24 percent of daily vitamin C

  • 5 percent of daily vitamin B6

  • 36 percent of daily vitamin K

  • 9 milligrams (mg) calcium

  • 0.41 mg of iron

  • 114 mg of potassium

  • 9 mg of magnesium

  • 18 mg of phosphorus

  • 1 mg of sodium

  • 0.24 mg of zinc

Pretty impressive we think.



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