Sunday, July 30, 2006

Blueberries for your health

Recent research shows that blueberries, besides being a tasty and attractive fruit, have health benefits greater than most other fruits.

To begin with the basics: one cup of blueberries provides 4 grams of fiber, 85 milligrams of potassium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, about 30% of the daily requirement of vitamin C, and 80 calories. They also contain vitamin A, in addition to beta- carotene; folic acid; and ellagic acid. No fat, no cholesterol and a very small amount of sodium.

Pint for pint, these little blue jewels may contain more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable.

So, if you are feeling blue.. start pickin' some berries today!

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