Blueberries are a good source of vitamins C and E, minerals such as manganese, and dietary fibre. They are low in sodium and fat free.
One cup of blueberries (250 ml) contains about 80 calories.
Scientists are continuing to research the health-related properties of blueberries, but so far they have discovered positive links to:
• Cardiovascular health
• High antioxidant activity (which may reduce cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diseases of aging)
• Prevention of urinary tract infections
• Improved brain function
• Diabetes management
• Reduced eye strain
Research continues. Find out more by clicking on the “health” tab at:
www.blueberry.org (The North American Blueberry Council)
www.bcblueberry.com (The BC Blueberry Council)