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Sep 14

Health Benefits of Blueberry

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 1:08 PM by Shelly Richardson

We all know the health benefits of eating bright fruits and vegetables, the only caution is if you are currently on blood thinners, check with your physician first. Today we will discuss some potential benefits of blueberries.

Blueberries contain iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin K, all which add to one's ability to maintain strong and healthy bones. Blueberries are also free of sodium, and have potassium, calcium, and magnesium which help lower blood pressure. Blueberries are high in fiber which helps one maintain good blood sugar levels. They also have no cholesterol which is a direct benefit to an individual's heart health and like strawberries can improve heart health. Anti-Oxidants such as Vitamins C and A function as a barrier to some cancers and inhibit tumor growth and decrease inflammation in the body.

Your mental health can benefit as well! Studies have shown that blueberries can reduce the risk of cognitive decline and improve short term memory loss and motor skills. Plus the added benefit of the fiber to promote a regular digestive function.
Take advantage of our friend the blueberry, I might add that the perennial favorite the blueberry muffin tastes great but in the format of the muffin, it is probably a negative. Get some fresh blueberries and enjoy this natural snack. For more information check out this website Medical News Today.