A handful of health

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Blueberries are becoming an increasingly popular addition in the diets of many due to their acclaimed health benefits, sweet flavour and versatility. So, what is it that makes blueberries so good for you?

Foods high in antioxidants are popular as they may prevent damage caused by free radicals. Research has found blueberries to be high in anthocyanins which provides blueberries with its high antioxidant power. One study found blueberries to have the highest antioxidant capacity across all types of berriesĀ 1.

Blueberries also contain significant amounts of fibre to help aid digestion 2.

Blueberries are a nutrient dense food meaning they are low in calories but high in important micronutrients such as Vitamin C. Vitamin C is important for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. The human body does not produce or store vitamin C therefore it is important to include plenty of vitamin C rich foods into daily diet 3.

1 Journal of Zhejiang University
2 Medicine Plus database: Dietary Fibre
3 Medicine Plus database: Vitamin C