Sunday, August 5, 2007

Did you know....

"Because of their low calorie count, berries are a good diet treat. their antioxidants - natural compounds that protect cells from damage-causing free radicals - help the body fight a variety of diseases, including lung, skin, and cervical cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, and age-related mental decline" (Aug. 2007 Better Homes & Gardens)

  • One of the antioxidants found in blueberries (Pterostilbene) is linked to lowering cholesterol.

  • Bluberries contain only 84 calories per cup.

  • One cup of blueberries contains 16% DV of fiber.

  • Blueberries are a source of Vitamins A and C, potassium and folate.

  • Blueberries are very low in fat and sodium, and high in dietary fiber and potassium.

  • Composition of a blueberry: Water 84.61% Protein 0.67% Ash 0.21% Lipids 0.38% Carbohydrates 14.13%

1 comment:

Leigh said...

Well, I'm sold (she says as she sits here eating a bowl of Kashi Oat Flakes & Wild Blueberry Clusters.) When we finally get our few acres and a few Shetland sheep, I'll plant blueberries!