What are the Health Benefits of Eating Blueberries?

Do you need to improve your health? Are you in recovery and need foods that will help you in the recovery process? Do you just want to be healthy or stay healthy?

Eat Blueberries!

Raw blueberries

What are the Health Benefits of Eating Blueberries

Do you know what the health benefits of BLUEBERRIES are?

  • Improves mental health (memory)
  • Hearth healthHealth benefits of blueberries
  • Bone strength
  • May prevent muscle damage
  • Prevents skin damage
  • Improved blood pressure
  • May reduce risk of diabetes
  • Shown to prevent cancer
  • May reduce risk of obesity
  • May make your hair more healthy
  • Increased energy
  • May help fight urinary tract infections in women

Note: It is best to buy and eat raw blueberries.

Blueberry NutrientsBlueberry nutrients

Do you know your BLUEBERRY nutrients?

  • Blueberries contain anthocyanin
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B-6
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin A
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Zinc

Warning: Consult your doctor if you are on blood thinners as the Vitamin K may affect blood clotting.

Blueberry Facts

Do you know your BLUEBERRY facts?

  • Blueberries have flavonoids better known as antioxidants
  • They do not contain any sodium!
  • 10 states grow most of the blueberries in the U.S.
    • CaliforniaBlueberry bush
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • New Jersey
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • Washington
  • You can freeze blueberries in 4 minutes.
  • The blueberry bush is a relative of the azalea and the rhododendron.
  • Blueberries were first sold commercially in 1916.
  • You may be eating blueberries from South America between November and March.
  • More than half of harvested blueberries are shipped to fresh markets.

Why Aren’t You Eating Blueberries?

This is a question I just asked myself. I have had a stroke and have moderately high blood pressure that I am taking a prescription for; so, why have I not been eating blueberries? Why am I not adding blueberries to my healthy menu?

I actually do not know. But I can guarantee you one thing.

I will buy some blueberries on the way home from work this evening.

Wild Blueberries

18 Comments on “What are the Health Benefits of Eating Blueberries?”

  1. Blueberries are my favourite! I have them daily but I didn’t know they had these added health benefits.

    I just like the taste haha but I can imagine that’s why I always have a lot of energy and my mind is always clear.

    I think you’d have to mix it with plenty of exercise and sleep to utilise their benefits to the max though!

    Thanks for this great post:)

    1. Your energy just made me almost laugh out loud. You hit it though. We need sleep and exercise, and a proper diet to realize all of the benefits.

      Sometimes I think I can forget the sleep and still be just fine, then I crash about two days later.

  2. Excellent article Rick, I never knew Blueberries could help prevent skin damage. I have a friend who had a stroke quite sometime back and I will be sure to refer him to your site.

    1. I’m with you on this one. I have always heard that blueberries were healthy and recently that they had antioxidants but I did not realize how many things they may help with. I use the word “may” because I am always skeptical at first but it is proven that they are extremely healthy for us.

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    1. Thank you. I also learn a lot when I research and write. That’s why I’m stopping by the grocery store on the way home to buy some blueberries.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  3. I would add that all berries contain a lot of nutrients that are very good for your health. Moreover, some weight loss diets allow you to have some berries from time to time even though other fruits are not recommended due to the high fructose and calories levels.
    I love blueberries. There are so many delicious recipes where you can use them, like blueberry muffins, sweet bread, cookies, granola bars! Yum!

    1. I have heard of some people on an all fruit diet gaining weight. I understand the natural sugars can be a problem.

      I think the biggest problem, that I’m aware of, is people just aren’t getting enough fruits and vegetables.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving some great thoughts.

  4. I do not know why but I have never eaten any blueberries. Your article really opened my eyes to how healthy they are.

    I was very surprised at all of the benefits of eating blueberries. I especially found it interesting that they help with memory. That is astounding. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m excited to learn about more foods that have great health benefits that I yet to search.

      I actually stopped by the grocery store tonight and bought the blueberries. They went great with a banana.

  5. I’m blown away. Never thought there were THIS much benefits just from consuming blueberries. I don’t have the best hair but working on it to look better so I’ll try out this method. I also want my blood pressure to get better. Great job on the article, keep up the good work 😀

    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a great comment. I think it’s great because I can relate as I was just sitting in wonder when I was researching this. I’m do my best to encourage others but as I go I’m learning so much more and that’s why I am eating nuts and blueberries “reasonably” every day now.

  6. Blueberries are amazing. I go to UC Santa Cruz and work on the CASFS farm, where we have blueberries. When Spring rolls around here, you can bet I will be eating those blueberries. Because the soil is not acidic enough for them to grow here, we add some vinegar to the water supply to drop the PH. Also, blueberry plants are very low maintenance. Once you get one going with proper attention and care, they will last quite a while. Many plants keep producing blueberries well into their 80s.

    You are quite right that blueberries are very healthy for you. I have not had many in a while, so I suppose I need to grab some at the grocery store right away. They are just too delicious to ignore.

    That does bring up a question. As much as I like to eat blueberries straight off the bush, what is your favorite recipe to put blueberries in? I look forward to hearing your answer.

    Thank you for sharing and I hope you make it a great day!

    1. That’s really interesting to hear about growing blueberries there in California.

      I would love to tell you I have an incredible recipe but that would be a lie. I just eat the raspberries with a banana. That may sound boring but I love the combination and the taste.

  7. I love blueberries also and as a type 2 diabetic, I can eat them some without blowing my BGL sky-high. I put blueberries alongside my scrambled eggs, in my salads and also eat them as a snack. I’ve read so much about the health benefits of blueberries, I am happy to include them in my diet. Thanks for the confirming article. – Shirley

    1. You are so welcome Shirley. I do a simple thing with the blueberries each morning. It’s nothing extravagant but I love the taste and it’s quick and easy. I just eat about a handful of blueberries each morning with a banana. It’s tasty and easy, even when I have to leave the house quickly.

      Have you tried getting more healthy nuts into your diet. Studies have shown that eating certain nuts each day will help you reduce your stroke risks. Here is a link to my article on nuts.

      Healthy Nut Article

      Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about how you incorporate blue berries into your diet also.

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