It’s national blueberry month and it’s our mission to highlight some of the benefits that come with a healthy dose of fruit, or more specifically, blueberries. There is no right or wrong way to eat fruit, it contains a natural sugar and depending on the type of fruit, it can boost fiber and potassium while reducing high blood pressure. It contains loads of vitamins and minerals that are essential to healthy living.
High Nutrients and Low Calories
One serving of blueberries (1 cup) contains 4 grams of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. There are various other nutrients that these fruits provide but the most noticeable ones are listed above. One serving only contains 84 calories which makes it an excellent source of nutrients. A little fact that isn’t well known is the cause of aging; our DNA becomes damaged every day. Because blueberries are an antioxidant they can slow down or even stop the DNA damaging process all together. This can lead to lifelong benefits from being protected from aging diseases such as cancer. A cup of blueberries a day keeps the illnesses at bay? We’ll take it!
Preventive With a Good Taste
Not only are blueberries delicious and a nice mix between sweet and sour, but they act as a preventive measure against high blood pressure, heart disease, and memory loss. Antioxidants can greatly improve these conditions and blueberries aren’t alone in this category either, many fruits taken regularly each day can lessen the chances and risks of these diseases.
There are plenty of other things these little bite-sized fruits can battle, such as UTI’s, diabetes, and muscle damage. It’s an important, balanced diet that should be on everyone’s mind, especially if your family has a history of these illnesses. What’s the harm in having a good tasting, healthy snack? Absolutely nothing.
Here at The Wright Stuff, we aim to inspire a healthier lifestyle that can prevent illnesses in the future. It’s never too late to start eating healthy and taking preventive measures to avoid serious illnesses.