You’ve heard of blueberries as superfoods, but have you really looked into just how much power these bite-sized magicians pack? Fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium are just a few of the health benefits blueberries offer, and endless versatility from smoothies to being sprinkled on top of morning oatmeal make them a nutritious treat for the whole family. Let’s dive into this berrylicious world and discover why blueberries make for a great staple in your family’s snack repertoire.
Did you know? One cup of blueberries has:
- 4 grams of dietary fiber (14% of the DV)
- 14 milligrams vitamin C (15% of the DV)
- 29 micrograms of vitamin K (25% of the DV)
- 110 milligrams of potassium (2% of the DV)
- 1 gram of protein
Note on DV: It’s important to consume as close as you possibly can the % Daily Value (DV) of each nutrient. Daily Values reference the amount of nutrients to consume or not to exceed each day based on consuming 2,000 calories per day.
Bursting with Antioxidants: Did you know that blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant properties of all fruits and vegetables? These little berries are loaded with vitamins, including a kick of vitamin C, that work together to help fight off free radicals in the body. Think of them as your kids’ very own superhero snack, helping to protect their bodies from illness.
Boosting Brain Power: Often referred to as “brain berries,” these delicious wonders are rich in flavonoids, which have been linked to improving cognitive function and memory. So, if you want to help your kids be at the top of their game in school, it’s a tasty way to give their brains a little extra boost!
Supporting Immune Health: Keeping our kids’ immune systems strong is more important than ever. Blueberries contain a good dose of vitamins and minerals that help boost the immune system. A delicious tactic that can help them stay healthy and prepared for whatever may come their way.
Happy Hearts, Healthy Bodies: Maintaining a healthy heart is very important, even for our little ones. Blueberries are heart-healthy certified through the American Heart Association thanks to their fiber, potassium, and antioxidant content. By including these berries in your kids’ diet, you can set the stage for a lifetime of heart-healthy habits.
And there you have it – the scoop on why blueberries deserve a prime spot on your grocery list. From boosting brain power to supporting immune health and everything in between, the humble blueberry is a nutritional powerhouse disguised as a tasty treat. So good in fact, we made Blueberry Blast because we couldn’t get enough. Never meant to replace the mighty blueberry, but to offer its great taste with 2 grams of fiber and no added sugar.
- Blueberries U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Nutrition Facts
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Antioxidants
- Cleveland Clinic. The Health Benefits of Blueberries
- U.S. Department of Agriculture. FoodData Central. Blueberries, raw
- U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025