With it being National Blueberry Month, we were curious about what makes these tiny fruits so special. I mean, what about blueberries is so significant that they have an entire month dedicated to them? We did some research, and it turns out this “superfruit” is packed full of nutrients, making them delicious and great for you!
Take a look at the top health benefits of blueberries.
- High in antioxidants
Antioxidants are compounds found in the body that is used to protect cells from damage, as well as from chronic illness like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Compared to other berries, blueberries are highest in antioxidants. According to WebMD, one cup of blueberries has enough antioxidants in it to fulfill your daily need.
- Boost weight loss
All around, the nutrients in blueberries make them a great addition to your diet. With 3.6 grams of fiber per cup, this amount of blueberries takes care of fourteen percent of your daily fiber needs. Fiber makes you feel fuller longer and keeps your digestive tract regular and on pace.
- Improve brain health
Blueberries help improve memory and cognition, boosting your brain health to new heights. Again, with the antioxidants, these tiny fruits protect the brain from damage and help it to age in a healthy way. So munch on a few blueberries during lunch to keep your brain focused through the workday.
- Aid heart health
With coronary heart disease being one of the leading causes of people in the United States, including blueberries in your diet can improve your overall heart health. Your heart pumps blood throughout your entire body, so it’s vital in keeping you alive and healthy. Eating blueberries regularly can result in lower blood pressure and lower LDL cholesterol, both important in keeping your heart healthy.
With all this talk about blueberries, it’s time to visit us at Orr’s and get some for yourself! You can pick-your-own blueberries or select from our pre-picked ones inside the market. We have five varieties, each variety with its own flavor and size. Our summer hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays, so pick some while you can!