According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, July is officially “National Blueberry Month”. These little fruits are so amazing they gave us an entire month to celebrate them! Blueberries are incredibly beneficial for our health — so much so that they’re classified as a “superfood”.
Top Benefits of Blueberries
1. High in nutrients & low in calories
One cup of blueberries is less than 100 calories. Consider this a bargain for the incredible source of nutrients they provide. That same cupful will supply you with 4 grams of fiber, nearly 25% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for both Vitamin C and Manganese and 36% of the RDA for Vitamin K, among others.1
2. Help keep your heart healthy
Blueberries are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties that have been proven to assist with reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, stroke prevention and reducing oxidative stress in multiple studies.2
3. Promote regular brain function
A study by the University of Cincinnati suggested that blueberries can assist the elderly in improving their memory.3 Furthermore, the USDA has run similar studies which strengthen the premise that blueberries are useful for the prevention of cognitive decline.3