Blueberries are widely regarded as a Superfood due to their extremely high levels of Anitoxidants. Recent research has identified a range of health benefits that can be attributed to these little power packed berries.
One cup of blueberries delivers approximately 14% of the recommended daily dose of fiber and nearly a quarter of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Blueberries are also low in calories -- fewer than 100 for a full cup.
According to a study presented at the 2009 Experimental Biology conference, a diet rich in blueberries lowers blood cholesterol levels while improving glucose control and insulin sensitivity, lowering the risk of subsequent heart disease and diabetes.
Researchers found that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills of aging animals, making them mentally equivalent to much younger ones.
Here is a selection of international research studies that relate to the Health properties of blueberries.