Health Benefits and Other Info
Blueberries are extremely high in antioxidants. Eating them lowers the risk of some cancers, protects
the brain and memory, promotes urinary tract health and is also anti-aging.
Some research has shown dried blueberries to be as much as four times higher in antioxidants than
their fresh counterparts.
Research has shown that most of people fail to get enough fiber in their diets. Eating foods high in
fiber such as blueberries will help keep regulate heart health and cholesterol. Also, blueberries are packed
with Vitamin C that aids in the formation of collagen and helps maintain healthy gums and capillaries.
They are great source of both fiber and Vitamin C, but flavonoid anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene,
lutein and zeaxanthin as well. Of these antioxidants, lutein is believed to improve eye sight, and is important
for your vision.
Other research shows that blueberries have one of the top antioxidant activity per serving. Their
antioxidant value is largely derived from poly-phenolic anthocyanidin compounds (that give the fruit its
sapphire hue) such as chlorogenic acid, tannins, myricetin, quercetin and kaempferol. Antioxidants work
to neutralize free radicals — unstable molecules linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular
disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Blueberries contain significant amounts of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc.
These minerals are central to maintaining regular body functions and a healthy environment for metabolic