By Dr. Rick Tague
Super Foods: Blueberries
We’ve all heard of the term “super foods”, but what are they? These are foods that have so many good properties for health that we all should be eating them as supplementation to our daily diet (unless you’re on a restricted carbohydrate diet). Blueberries are just that kind of “super food”! They are an excellent source of vitamin C, one serving contains about 14 mg or almost 25% of daily requirement of vitamin C. Blueberries are also a good source of fiber. They are an excellent source of manganese which plays an important role in the development of bones and in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and fat! Blueberries also contain substances that have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals which are unstable molecules linked to the development of diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and cardiovascular disease. A serving size is 3/4 cup per day … so grab some blueberries and grab some good healthy benefits too!