Health benefits of blueberries

With just 80 delicious calories per cup and virtually no fat, blueberries offer many important nutrition and health benefits. Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C. In fact, a serving contains about 14 mg or almost 25% of daily requirement for Vitamin C. Vitamin C also promotes a healthy immune system. Blueberries are a good source of dietary fiber. Blueberries are an excellent source of manganese, which plays an important role in the development of bones and in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and fat. Blueberries contain substances that have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which are unstable molecules linked to the development of a number of diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

Check out this tasty recipe for blueberry tartlets: http://www.self.com/fooddiet/recipes/2006/03/blueberry-tartlets?mbid=enws_row0425

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About notyouraveragefoodie

Not your average foodie, indeed. I have a Masters Degree in Dietetics and am currently employed as a Registered Dietitian at a nationally renown clinic. I created this blog to entertain and inform foodies everywhere. I am a busy, working woman battling the same food issues most people struggle with every day. Possessing the knowledge about food is the easy part. Putting it into practice... that’s where it gets tricky. I consider myself obsessed with food –– how it looks, how it smells, how it tastes, even how it makes me feel. My hope is to provide recipes, tips & tricks each day, to help foodies everywhere eat like a dietitian. I will be sharing my tips & tricks in the kitchen, providing delicious recipes, and helping foodies everywhere navigate through the supermarket, eating out, preparing foods at home, and surviving tricky eating situations whenever they arise.

Posted on April 26, 2011, in Good to know, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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