Health & Nutrition

Nuttrition Fact

As the number of people older than 65 increases worldwide, so will age-related conditions and diseases. Interestingly, a higher intake of flavonoid-rich foods like blueberries has been associated with better brain function. (Brain Health)

Blueberries are low in calories and incredibly healthy. Eating blueberries may benefit heart and brain health, as well as help regulate blood sugar levels. (

Often referred to as a superfood, blueberries are an excellent source of several vitamins, beneficial plant compounds and antioxidants. (

One cup of blueberries contains 3.6 grams of fiber. In fact, around 16% of the carb content is in the form of fiber. (

One cup of blueberries provides 24 percent of a person recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. (

A type of flavonoid called anthocyanin gives blueberries many of their health benefits. Flavonoids are plant compounds that often have a powerful antioxidant effect. (

Blueberries contain iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K. Each of these is a component of bone. Adequate intake of these minerals and vitamins contributes to building and maintaining bone structure and strength. (

They contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Some studies have shown that diets low in these minerals are associated with higher blood pressure. Adequate dietary intake of these minerals is thought to help reduce blood pressure. (

Researchers are currently pursuing four areas to better understand the role that blueberries may play in promoting good health in reference to cardiovascular health, brain health, insulin response, and cancer research. (

Blueberries are high in manganese. Manganese helps the body process cholesterol and nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein. (

California biggest blueberry fan Tawnie travels to Critchley Farms in Kingsburg and whip up a batch of fresh blueberry lemon cookies.