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2. Blueberries’ Nutrient Content
Blueberries are also a good source of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and are very low in fat and sodium. In just half a cup of blueberries you get 2 grams of fiber, equal to a slice of whole grain bread. Nutrient content of blueberries is a dieter’s dream come true. According to Health Magazine, blueberries are a particularly rich source of anthocyanins (also contained in apples, grapes, blackberries, radishes, and red cabbage).

Several studies suggest anthocyanins help prevent heart attack by discouraging blood clots from forming. They also appear to improve night vision and to slow macular degeneration by strengthening tiny blood vessels in the back of the eye. Based on the guidelines for getting your five or more servings a day of fruits and vegetables, one serving of fresh blueberries would be ½ a cup, one serving of 100 percent blueberry juice is ¾ cup, and one serving of dried blueberries is ¼ cup.

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8:18PM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Blueberries are Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

6:17AM PDT on Sep 2, 2011

thanks- taste good and healthy too!

5:04PM PDT on Jul 14, 2011

I never eat processed foods. I like putting together blueberries; blackberries and raspberries into a large container of plain Balkan yogurt with a good helping of top grade buckwheat honey. I like to eat that at least twice a week.

6:02PM PDT on Jul 8, 2011

Beware of the processed foods using blueberries in their name or displayed on the packaging. Read the ingredients. There are so many ways to imitate a blueberry.

12:50AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011


8:09PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

oh, reading about blueberries really make me want to eat some right now... especially the last page.

9:56PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

thanks for sharing.

3:51PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

blackberries are just delicious besides nutritious. Thanks for this informative article dear.

5:55AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011


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