Low in Fat – .5 grams
Low in calories – only 84 calories
Full of Dietary Fiber – 3.6 grams (This is 14 percent of the daily value for fiber, based on a 2,000-calorie diet.)
For those who count carbs and protein, the same cup of blueberries contain:
1.1 grams of protein
21.4 grams of carbohydrates
Vitamins and Minerals
Each 1-cup serving of blueberries provides:
24% of the Daily Value for vitamin C
36% of the Daily Value for vitamin K
25% of the Daily Value for manganese
Vitamin K helps our blood clot and strengthens bones.
Manganese and vitamin C aid in wound healing and also act as antioxidants.
Manganese is important in bone development and helps to convert proteins, carbohydrates and fats into energy!
Research suggests that the phytonutrients in blueberries (called polyphenols) have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help lessen the inflammatory process associated with chronic conditions such as cancer and other age-related diseases.
Stay tuned …
In order to learn more how blueberries affect our health, researchers are currently pursuing four specific areas:
Cancer Risk Reduction
Information provided by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, Column Five, and Live Strong.com