Health Benefits of Blueberries

Plump, juicy, and sweet, with vibrant colors ranging from deep purple-blue to blue-black and highlighted by a silvery sheen called a bloom, blueberries are one of nature’s great treasures. Though miniature in size, they are also proof that, when it comes to health benefits, good things really do come in small packages.

With blueberry production increasing to match rising levels of consumption, it’s clear that more and more people are discovering just how good these little blue dynamos are. Here are a few benefits :

  • Low Fat : A one cup serving contains only 80 calories and almost no fat.
  • High Fibre : A handful of blueberries helps satisfy recommended daily fibre intake. Fibre helps keep the body regular, the heart healthy, and cholesterol in check.
  • High Vitamin C : One serving delivers almost 25% of one’s daily requirement of Vitamin C. Vitamin C aids collagen formation and helps maintain healthy gums and capillaries and a healthy immune system.
  • High Manganese : Manganese plays an important role in bone development and in converting proteins, carbohydrates, and fats into energy.

Blueberries are well known for their nutritional and beneficial health effects. Its content in anthocyanins contributes to the health‐beneficial effects of blueberry against several chronic diseases including cardiovascular disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, and cancer. Try to add them into your diet today.

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  1. I eat 10 blueberries every morning- every day 😍. Its tast good and,- like you write,- its so many healthy benefits in them too 💛

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes Laila, we should all include more blueberries in our diet. Making one simple change to your diet by adding blueberries could have a significant impact on cardiovascular health, cancer prevention, and brain power. In addition to polyphenols, blueberries are an excellent source of vitamins K and C, manganese, and fiber.

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      1. Thats why I have included them into my daily “rutines” 😊

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      2. Garima says:

        Thank you for inspiring us. We should all do this.

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      3. Thank you so much for your good advice and inspiring blog 💛

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      4. Garima says:

        Ah you are most welcome. It means a lot when someone appreciates your writing. Thank you for inspiring me to write more.

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  2. That is so right. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you agree. It has so many benefits. Recent study findings suggest that blueberries may influence genes which regulate fat-burning and storage, helping reduce abdominal fat and lower cholesterol. When combined with a low-fat diet, blueberries might also lower triglycerides and improve blood sugar levels, each benefits of a comprehensive weight loss plan.

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      1. Indeed. I have blueberries every day.

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      2. Garima says:

        Way to go!!

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for sharing this further.

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  3. Margo says:

    As much as I love fruits of all kinds, unfortunately the only way I like blueberries is in pie LOL

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    1. Garima says:

      Hahahahhahaha well not so healthy way of eating blueberries but hey you are just eating “healthy pie” aren’t you….haha

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  4. eob2 says:

    Indeed healthy, however a reminder of you are on blood thinners not recommended. They contain a lot of vitamin K which helps blood to clot.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes any dietary change should be undertaken after consulting your primary care physician or nutritionist.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Mark. Glad you liked it.

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  5. hmaxwell217 says:

    I just love blue berries it is an added bonus that they are good for me

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    1. Garima says:

      Well they are the world healthiest food indeed. According to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association eating at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries every week can save women from heart attacks.

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  6. Wau… This is amazing! You’re an expert!!

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    1. Garima says:

      Hahahah thank you. I am glad you found my post useful.

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  7. Great advice! 🙂 Blueberries are very polyphenol-rich! I eat them just about every day; i eat a lot of cherries too. I do not eat strawberries, as i’ve read (in more than one article) that strawberries tend to be over-sprayed and contaminated.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes Tom, the incidence of adulteration of fruits and vegetables is very high these days. Nonetheless I am glad you are already including blueberries in your diet.

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  8. Angelovechildlikesoul says:

    Blueberries help against shortsightedness

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    1. Garima says:

      Wow didn’t know that. Thanks for the tip.

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      1. Angelovechildlikesoul says:

        My mom actually said against bad eyes

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      2. Garima says:

        Thank you. This is helpful.

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  9. Love blueberries my favorite berry. Eat them every day.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes they are the wonder fruits. Blueberries boast the highest antioxidant supply of all fresh fruit. Antioxidants serve several roles in your body, including boosting your immune system. Those found in blueberries, including anthocyanin, vitamin C, copper, and iron, work to amplify your immunity so you can prevent infections. A strong immune system can mean fewer colds, fevers, and other viral and bacterial diseases and infections.

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      1. Thank you for this information🙂

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      2. Garima says:

        Most welcome. Thank you for stopping by again.

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  10. Steven James Humphreys says:

    Blueberries are one of my berries I eat every day!

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    1. Garima says:

      That’s great Steven. Blueberries are low in calories and high in fiber and vitamins C and K. They also contain potent antioxidants, including anthocyanins, the plant pigments that give them their deep purplish-blue color, and other compounds that help protect cells from free radical damage and have anti-inflammatory properties.

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      1. Steven James Humphreys says:

        So true. Thanks!

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you are. Have you included them in your diet?

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      1. Adamson says:

        I will do that ASAP

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