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Why you Should Eat Blueberries

Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 10:45 AM

Vitamins and minerals are essential for the human body to function properly. A deficiency in one area can affect your overall health significantly. At times, it may seem difficult to get all you need while still staying within dietary guidelines, but it is possible. By choosing the right foods, you can take in what you body requires without overdoing it. A great example of this is blueberries. Blueberries contain a number of vitamins and minerals essential for human life. Here are the top three: healthy diet fruits blueberries
Blueberries are packed with vitamin C. By eating one cup of blueberries every day, you will get 24% of the RDA for this vitamin. This vitamin is necessary for tissue growth and repair throughout the body. Additionally, vitamin C can help in the prevention of age-related diseases as well as heart disease and possibly lung cancer caused by cigarette smoking.
Manganese deficiencies can lead to osteoporosis, anemia, and P.M.S. symptoms. All can be combated by eating a cup of blueberries on a daily basis as each serving provides 25% of the RDA for this nutrient. Manganese is used within the body's chemical processes and helps to process carbohydrates, protein, and cholesterol. By eating blueberries, you can ensure that you are getting enough of the nutrient to keep your body working properly.
Vitamin K is essential for blood to clot properly. This vitamin does so much more though. It also helps prevent bone fractures, calcification of the arteries, and postmenopausal bone loss. Studies suggest that it can be used for the prevention of prostate and liver cancer. One single serving of blueberries gives you 36% of the vitamin K you need on a daily basis. What an easy way to protect your health.
Blueberries are delicious and can be prepared in a number of ways. You can place them into a small storage container and eat them raw when you are on the run. Muffins and other prepared foods can also benefit from the addition of these berries. No matter how you choose to eat them, include blueberries in your regular diet. The health benefits you will receive from doing so are worth it.

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