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Blueberry

Blueberries are a good source of vitamin K. They also contain vitamin C, fibre, manganese and other antioxidants (notably anthocyanins). They have been shown to protect against heart disease and cancer, and can also help maintain bone strength, mental health, and healthful blood pressure.


Supporting research & information

One cup of fresh blueberries contains:

84 calories
0 g of cholesterol
1.1 g of protein
0.49 g of fat
21.45 g of carbohydrate
3.6 g of dietary fiber
14.74 g of total sugars

That same one-cup serving provides:

24 percent of daily vitamin C
5 percent of daily vitamin B6
36 percent of daily vitamin K

Blueberries also provide:

9 milligrams (mg) calcium
0.41 mg of iron
114 mg of potassium
9 mg of magnesium
18 mg of phosphorus
1 mg of sodium
0.24 mg of zinc
9 mg of folate

Blueberries also contain copper, beta-carotene, folate, choline, vitamins A and E, and manganese.

As well as anthocyanins, vitamins, and minerals, blueberries contain a diverse range of phenolic compounds such as quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin, and chlorogenic acid. These contribute to the antioxidant capacity of blueberries.

The large quantities of bioactive compounds place blueberries high on the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI). This index rates foods based on their vitamin and mineral content, phytochemical composition, and antioxidant capacity.

Clinical Resarch:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22248708
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21926181
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21950543
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22199129
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20724487
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19878615
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20073463
http://www.andjrnl.org/article/S2212-2672(14)01633-5/fulltext
https://www.pbrc.edu/news/?ArticleID=102

Further Reading:

https://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/daily-consumption-of-blueberries-may-lower-blood-pressure
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/are-blueberries-a-superfood/
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287710.php
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-blueberries
https://draxe.com/health-benefits-blueberries/

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