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
Posted on April 26, 2011, in Good to know, Recipes and tagged antioxidants, blueberries, fiber, health benefits, make at home, manganese, notyouraveragefoodie, recipe. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.