Many people are talking about natural products, and how some fruits, nuts and vegetables are super foods. Antioxidant consumption can be increased dramatically by being selective and substituting these super foods that have higher nutritional value over those that are commonly chosen. Dried blueberries are one example, and they could be substituted for grape raisins. Advocates of blueberries say that they are rich in cancer prevention agents and that they can enhance vision and alleviate eye strain; enhance mind and memory capacities, heal damaged cells, and help to treat urinary tract infections.
Dried blueberries pack a healthful punch. They are low in sodium and in calories, offering about one hundred of calories for every one-quarter cup, and they contain no cholesterol. What's more, these fruits contain nutrients that are crucial for your well-being. There are numerous ways for you to enjoy these sweet treats. You can make a smoothie by mixing dried blueberries and a banana with low-fat milk or add dried blueberries to hot or cold cereal.
Dried blueberries are rich in vitamin K, giving around 23.8 micrograms of the vitamin per one-quarter cup. This is about 20 to 26 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K. Vitamin K helps your blood coagulate efficiently and contributes to your bone well-being. Also, vitamin K helps your body use calcium to fabricate bones. Vitamin K reduces the danger of bone breakage, particularly in postmenopausal ladies who are at danger for osteoporosis, as per the University of Maryland Medical Centers.
Dried blueberries are a rich source of anthocyanins, which are the phytochemicals that give these fruits their intense blue color. Aside from this, anthocyanins battle free radicals. Epidemiological and clinical studies have shown a relationship between anthocyanin consumption and enhanced cardiovascular well-being, as per a study distributed in the March 2010 issue of the diary "Nourishment Reviews.