Berries are superstars in the world of fruit. They’re extremely nutritious, easy on blood sugars, and delicious. Having been enjoyed by people for hundreds of years, blueberries have been ranked the second most popular berry in the United States, with strawberries being the first. Blueberries are well-known for providing a number of cancer-fighting phytonutrients, including anthocyanins, flavanols, and resveratrol, which offer both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
– Maintenance of healthy blood pressure and reduction of high blood pressure in those with hypertension.
– Reduction of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides and increase of HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
– Protection of nerve cells from oxidative damage, which can help to preserve memory and prevent the decline of cognitive function.
– Improvement in HgbA1C levels in people with Type 2 diabetes and overall blood sugar control due to low fiber and low glycemic index.
–> 1 serving of blueberries = 1/2 cup, which provides about 42 calories, 11 grams of carbohydrate, 2 grams of fiber, and 0 rams of fat
How can you enjoy blueberries?
–> Eat them by themselves or add them to cereal, yogurt, or salads as a tasty, healthy treat!