Why are blueberries so good for you?

blueberries-184448_640Blueberries have long been known as a ‘super food’ but why are blueberries so good for you? They are packed with phytoflavinoids, potassium and vitamin C. They also have anti-inflammatory properties. But most famously of all blueberries have one of the highest levels of antioxidents of all fruits and veggies. These combat free radicals which attack our cells, including our DNA! As such they are important in combating the signs of ageing as well as warding off illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. asthma, arthritis and cataracts, Alzheimer's and age-related neurological diseases. So how many should we be eating if we want to see some of thee benefits? Nutritionists recommend aiming to eat half a cup or so of blueberries 3 or 4 times a week. For those of you who are dieting at the moment, a 1 cup serving of blueberries is 80 calories and 4 grams of fibre. Try adding them to your breakfast cereal in the mornings, or you could freeze them and nibble on them after a meal. Also try cooking with them, adding them to crumbles or muffins. Check back on the blog next week when we take a look at avocados.

Blog, NutritionClaire Edwards