Blueberries are, without a doubt, one of my favorite fruits. These little beauties have just come into season in the Northern Hemisphere and should be available fresh and local through the end of the summer.
Not only are they delicious, but blueberries are also full of health benefits that make them a no-brainer when choosing fruits to enjoy. Here are some of the reasons that make these berries so great for your body.
Blueberries just might be the most antioxidant-rich fruit out there. Flavonoids, a particular class of antioxidants that are great for reducing inflammation and cancer-causing free radicals in the body, are found in high concentrations in these fruits.
Low in Sugar
Despite being sweet to the palate, the reality is that blueberries actually have a low sugar concentration and are quite low in calories. In fact, a 100-gram serving of this fruit contains only 10 grams of sugars and 57 calories.
Lots of Vitamins
Despite being low in calories and sugar, blueberries are full of beneficial vitamins and nutrients that work together to maintain your body’s health. You’ll get between 25 and 35 percent of your recommended daily value of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and manganese in a serving of blueberries along with 4 grams of fiber.