5 Reasons Why Blueberries Need to be in Your Diet

5 Reasons Why Blueberries Need to be in Your Diet
blueberry health benefits
We all know that fruit is good for us. Fruit provides important nutrients and helps us to feel good. But did you know that blueberries are one of the premium superfoods available, and really a must include component of a healthy diet?

Check out these top 5 reasons why.

Blueberries have high nutrients and low calories

There are all kinds of berries available for your enjoyment but blueberries are some of the most nutrient rich of all. 148 grams of blueberries contain 4 grams of fibre, 24% of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C and 36% of your Vitamin K RDA.

Blueberries are made up of 85% water – we all know how important that is -- and a whole cup contains as little as 85 calories.

Blueberries help combat heart disease

The antioxidants found in blueberries are linked strongly in reducing the levels of oxidized LDL which is bad cholesterol that when becoming oxidised can lead to heart disease.

A study shows that just eating 75 grams of blueberries with a daily meal can quite significantly reduce this oxidation. There is even some evidence that regularly eating blueberries can prevent heart attacks.

Blueberries can help lower blood pressure

The stress of life gets to us all, and no one wants to deal with high blood pressure, even the temporary kind, so one should consider packing a few blueberries into their bag on their next Yorkshire spa day.

The regular consumption of blueberries has been shown to lower blood pressure after consuming 50 grams for eight weeks. Making this little snack even more tantalising.

Blueberries can optimise brain function

When getting bogged down with work and warn out from life’s headaches, sometimes our brains can start to not work as well as we would like.

Well, enter blueberries once again, as the superfood can help us thanks to the antioxidants they contain accumulate in the areas of the brain that are necessary for intelligence. They also appear to effect aging neurons therefore combatting age related decline.

Blueberries can improve muscle recovery

A good hard work out and a regular exercise routine can provide our bodies with a whole host of benefits, but putting this intense strain on muscles can cause them to break down.

Luckily, blueberries keep providing the good news as they have been found to reduce the damage caused during exercise and combat ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’ or DOMS -- annoying fatigue which accompanies a strenuous work out.  

All of these benefits combine for one powerful little fruit. Make sure to add them to next week’s shopping list.