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The Michelle Mina Guide to Blueberries

Blueberries are a popular, sweet fruit native to North America, but is grown commercially across the American continent and Europe.  Low in calories and extremely healthy, with benefits that might surprise you.

1)     Nutrition

A 100-gram serving of raw blueberries has:

  • Calories: 57
  • Water: 84%
  • Protein: 0.7 grams
  • Carbs: 14.5 grams
  • Sugar: 10 grams
  • Fibre: 2.4 grams
  • Fat: 0.3 grams
  • Carbs: 14%
  • Vitamin K1
  • Vitamin C
  • Manganese
  • Blueberries also contain small amounts of vitamin E, vitamin B6, and copper.

2)     Heart Health

Heart disease is the largest cause of death worldwide.

Berries are good for an improved heart health and offer health benefits for those with high blood pressure.  These berries also constrain the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol — a serious step in the heart disease process.

3)    Brain Health

Eating blueberries stop oxidative stress — which plays an important role in aging.These berries also progress brain function directly.

4)    Blood Sugar Control

The frequency of type 2 diabetes is growing gradually worldwide. Those with diabetes are delicate to fast changes in blood sugar and need to be careful when they eat foods rich in carbohydrates.  Blueberries improve insulin sensitivity in overweight individuals and those at risk of developing the disease.

Blueberries also affect blood sugar levels after a high-carb meal by hindering certain digestive enzymes and reducing blood sugar spikes.

If you are looking for a nutritional plan that is catered to your body and needs, contact Michelle Mina Nutrition today.

 

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