Food of the Week: Blueberries

Blueberries are the food of the week in this post and with good reason. Not only are they tasty and delicious, they’re versatile, with many uses in the kitchen. Everyone loves them and they’re so good for you. Not only are blueberries piled high with antioxidants, they also offer an array of additional benefits to your health that keep you looking and feeling your best.

Key Takeaways:

  • These berries provide us with 260-460 milligrams of total phenols in just two-thirds of one cup and at a cost of only 50-60 calories.
  • Few commonly foods are as rich in pterostilbene as blueberries, we may be looking at a fruit that is even more unique than previously believed in terms of its ability to support our health.
  • Blueberries are in a very likely position to lower cancer risk by supplying us with a unique combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.

“While we typically don’t think about blueberries as a fruit with great diversity, approximately half a dozen different blueberry varieties are grown commercially within the United States.”