Blueberries are acknowledged by nutrition experts for their sky-high levels of antioxidants: they have the highest proportion of antioxidants of any food on the planet. They’re armed with dozens of anti oxidant varieties along with polyphenols, anthocyanins, anthocyanidins, dimethyl resveratrol. When you eat these berries, their innate intelligence reads your body, searches out potential disease and figures out the best way to heal you.
This is the food you want in your life when you’ve been through the unthinkable and need the support to rise up again. It’s also for anyone who needs a physical boost or strives athletically.
- Often the easiest place to find blueberries is in the frozen-food aisle at the local supermarket and freezing makes the berries even healthier. To enjoy them, either whip them up into a frozen treat, or thaw and enjoy. Frozen blueberries blended with frozen bananas make a delicious and wholesome-beyond-belief ice cream.
|PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS||Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin K,|
|SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS|
Prevents and helps eliminate urinary tract infections: blueberries contains the same active compounds as cranberries
Tannins – astringents in digestive system that firm up stool
|ADVICE and DANGERS|
moderate levels oxalate (kidneys)
high pesticides – buy organic
|RDA||Blueberries, raw||Blueberries, frozen|
|Nutrient||Unit||per 100g||%RDA||per 100g||%RDA|
|Total lipid (fat)||g||0.33||0.16|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||g||14.49||13.85|
|Fiber, total dietary||g||2.4||4.4|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||mg||90||9.7||10.8%||1.7||1.9%|
|Vitamin A, IU||IU||5000||54||1.1%||59||1.2%|
|Vitamin E, total||mg||15||0.97||6.5%||0.26||1.7%|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||Âµg||120||19.3||16.1%||0.0%|
RDA – Recommended Dietary Amount recommendations are based upon calculations for a 40 year old very active man that I have adapted from USDA’s Dietary Intake Guidelines. Using this link you can make your own calculations
Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books
USDA food database: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/