Blueberries are the definition of "Bang for your Buck"!

Blueberry Nutrient Content

36% of your daily vitamin K, 25% of your vitamin C & manganese and 17% of your daily fibre requirements!

The nutritional breakdown of blueberries

OZblu Blueberry Nutrient Content

Vitamin K

  • Regulates normal blood clotting,
  • Plays a role in producing the proteins that keep teeth and bones healthy.

Vitamin C

  • Fights infections,
  • Builds collagen,
  • Helps iron absorption from food,
  • Keeps teeth, bones, and gums healthy,
  • Required to make certain neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are the signals that carry thoughts, feelings, and commands around our brains and throughout our nervous system.
  • Needed to produce serotonin, a hormone that plays a critical role in a wide variety of body systems, including the nervous system, endocrine system, immune system, and digestive system.

Manganese

  • Vital to many important antioxidant processes in human metabolism,
  • Important for proper bone formation,
  • Protects the skin from UV light,
  • Assists in collagen production for healthy skin,
  • Helps control blood sugar levels.

Fibre

  • Plays an essential role in your digestive, heart, and skin health, and may improve blood sugar control and weight management.

Copper

  • Required for normal growth and health,
  • Plays a role in the formation of connective tissue,
  • Required for the normal functioning of muscles, and the immune and nervous systems.

But that’s not all!

1 cup of blueberries also provides:

Omega-6 fatty acids 130mg
Potassium 114mg
Omega 3 fatty acids 85.8mg
Phosphorous 18mg
Magnesium 9mg
Folate 9mg
Calcium 9mg
Protein 1.1g
Sodium 1mg
Iron 0.41mg
Zinc 0.24mg
Resveratrol
Gallic Acid
Lutein
Zeaxanthin

And the added bonus?

Blueberries are 85% water, and an entire cup contains only 84 calories, with 15 grams of carbohydrates.

NUTRITIONAL SCORES:

Blueberries are one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world and are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly consumed fruits and vegetables which is why they rank so highly on these nutritional indexes.

OZblu Blueberry Research

ORAC

 

The ORAC score of blueberries is high at 9 621.

 

ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity, a measure of the ability of a food or any other substance to quench oxygen free radicals in a test tube. In other words – a measure of the antioxidant capacity of a food or substance

 

www.oracdatabase.com

ANDI

 

The ANDI score of blueberries is 132.

 

The large quantities of bioactive compounds place blueberries high on the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI). This index rates foods based on their vitamin and mineral content, phytochemical composition, and antioxidant capacity.

 

Foods with the most nutrients per calorie have the highest rankings, and blueberries are placed among the top fruits and vegetables for nutrient density.

 

www.drfuhrman.com

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