Super Foods: Blueberries

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!

Rick Tague, M.D., M.P.H. & T.M. is a nutrition & weight loss specialist and the Founder & Medical Director of the Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine, P.A.

Dr. Tague is an Alpha Omega Alpha honors graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Tulane. Dr. Tague is board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine. His medical practice has focused on optimum health, nutrition, and weight loss since 1996.

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