Blueberries: 10 Benefits of Blueberries

Author By: Tallene Hacatoryan, MS, RD, CLT on 24 Jun, 2018

Besides their great taste, blueberries are known to have a variety of health benefits. Today, blueberries are added to several food products or eaten freshly. Blueberries are considered a superfood for all contents and properties.

Just one cup of blueberries contains 3.6g dietary fiber, 28.6mg of vitamin K, 14.4 mg of vitamin C and 0.8mg of Vitamin E. Blueberries are also known to be a delicious low calorie and carbohydrate fruit.

Blueberries Benefit #1: Helps Prevent Cancer

Fighting cancer can be painful. Therefore, protecting our bodies against cancer is essential. Cancer can be caused by a number of things including radiation, smoking, viruses, carcinogens, inflammation and cancer-causing chemicals known as carcinogens.

Blueberries are known to be a high vitamin C source. Vitamin C has the ability to protect cells DNA by trapping free radicals and inhibiting the formation of carcinogens. Studies continue to show that consuming blueberry extract can lead to a 25% reduction in cancer cells.

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