How Many Calories Are in a Blueberry?
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Packed with antioxidants, blueberries are low in calories and high in sweet deliciousness!
Blueberries are firm little berries with a signature blue color and grow extremely well here in the South Georgia sunshine. Countless studies show that blueberries – fresh or frozen – have one of the highest antioxidant contents per serving of any food tested.
This means that regular consumption of blueberries may have a positive impact on health and decrease your risk of some cancers and diseases.
Anthocyanins give these sweet Georgia blueberries their rich, dark color and it’s this powerful phytonutrient that’s been shown to protect the brain and even reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Blueberries are also enjoyed because of their ability to fight and prevent cancers of the GI tract, like colon cancer.
With all this power, you’d expect blueberries to be high in calories, wouldn’t you? I mean… there must be a catch. How can something so good for you actually be good for you?
All I know is that God did a wonder the day He created sweet Georgia blueberries. They’re packed with nutrients and low in calories.
One serving of blueberries – equal to one cup or one handful – has only 80 calories.
If you’re a calorie counter, this is how long it’ll take you to burn off 80 calories:
- Swimming – 7 minutes
- Jogging – 9 minutes
- Cycling – 12 minutes
- Walking – 22 minutes
How Many Blueberries Can I Eat in a Day?
A recent study reported that “Eating a cup of blueberries a day reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Eating 150g of blueberries daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15%.”
The research goes on to say that blueberries should be included in a daily diet to reduce the risk of heart disease.
I think you should have blueberries every day… and it looks like science agrees with me! Enjoy at least 1 cup per day to improve your health and fight disease.
What Happens If You Eat Blueberries Every Day?
I think you’ll be a happier person if you eat blueberries every day. But maybe I’m biased.
Research has proven that eating a bowl of blueberries daily will help boost your immune system and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity! And that goes for fresh or frozen berries.
Not to mention the fact that these berries strengthen your metabolism and, because of their high fiber content, help keep you regular.
Maybe that’s why blueberries make you a happier person. Grab a handful and see.
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