Blueberries are such a great fruit. They help your body in many ways, and they just taste good. Nutritionally, blueberries are low calorie, have a ton of fiber, potassium, vitamins K and C, and folate.
Worried about not getting enough antioxidants? Blueberries are packed with them. And of course, antioxidants help minimize inflammation which reduces damage to cells.
Blueberries contain a compound called phytosterols. This compound lowers LDL cholesterol levels in your body. So those with heart disease may want to consider eating blueberries. also help lower LDL cholesterol levels. In addition, blueberries help reduce blood pressure.
The list goes on and on. So rather than bore you with more detail, here are a few other benefits:
- Blueberries improve insulin sensitivity.
- Blueberries improve cognitive functioning – the research on this one is just starting, but why not start incorporating these into your diet today – just in case.
- Lastly, blueberries contain prebiotics which is a type of dietary fiber which can promote gut health.
So next time you’re thinking of a donut, why not grab a cup of blueberries.