Top Ten Blueberry Health Benefits: Nutrition Facts About Blueberries

Updated on March 28, 2016
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and provide amazing health benefits. Blueberries promote a healthy retina, strong cardiac muscles and maintain brain function.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and provide amazing health benefits. Blueberries promote a healthy retina, strong cardiac muscles and maintain brain function. | Source

Health Benefits of Blueberries: Nutrition and Facts

Blueberries have incredible nutrition and health benefits. From their rich color to their amazing qualities, blueberries can provide you with stronger and healthier cardiovascular health, brighter vision and healthy brain function. Plus, a trimmer waistline. Take a look at the ten impressive reasons below for the facts as to why you should include this powerful berry in your daily diet.

Studies show blueberries help eliminate belly-fat.
Studies show blueberries help eliminate belly-fat. | Source

Blueberries and Belly-Fat

Blueberries are proven to whittle away belly-fat. Yay! Recent studies have found that a diet of blueberries reduced abdominal fat in rats. Rats? Yes, I know you are not a rat but most studies start out with these pesky little creatures. Anyway, the rats ended up with reduced liver mass, a lower body weight and a lower total fat mass. Why is a smaller liver mass important? Because an enlarged liver has been linked to insulin resistance, obesity and is a flag for diabetes. Also, aside from the reduction of fat loss the study also showed lower triglycerides and bad cholesterol after consuming blueberries. Wait! There is more! Another benefit that was found was improved glucose and insulin levels. Basically, all of these results combined showed positive outcomes in combatting metabolic syndrome. So what does this mean? Blueberries may help reduce your belly-fat, may improve your insulin and glucose levels and they may help promote a healthy metabolism. Go blue!

Blueberries support a healthy brain function.
Blueberries support a healthy brain function. | Source

Blueberries are Brain Boosters

Isn't it time to take care of the ol' noggin? More than a couple studies show blueberries improve brain function and may combat the start and/or progression of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Do I hear a yay for gray? Gray matter needs nutritional love too and blueberries are a healthy addition for boosting your brain function. The nutrients in blueberries include selenium, potassium, copper, zinc, manganese, anthocyanin, vitamins A, C, E and B complex. That is one busy little berry! That isn't even all the nutritional goodness found within a blueberry, but with studies showing damaged brain cells are healed and brain functions are improved, what more can you ask for? Ask for more blueberries!

Blueberries support healthy blood and promote strong heart muscle tissue.
Blueberries support healthy blood and promote strong heart muscle tissue. | Source

Blueberries are Heart Healthy

Take heart and have a blueberry! Heart disease is no laughing matter. Take care of your ticker for years to come with a daily dose of blueberries. Blueberries are high in fiber and antioxidants. I'm sure by now you have heard that a fiber rich diet reaps many benefits and antioxidants punch away at cancer cells. Well, they also help dissolve the bad cholesterol that is flowing in your blood. A reduction of bad cholesterol is good for you, but why? Reduced cholesterol levels will improve your chances of avoiding the development of arteriosclerosis. What is arteriosclerosis you ask? Plaque build up in your arteries. This build up narrows the blood flow and hardens the arteries. Not good! Aside from combatting bad cholesterol, the nutrients in blueberries help promote healthy cardiac muscle tissue. Not a bad reason to toss in a few blueberries in your morning cereal or oatmeal.

"Daily Blueberry Consumption Improves Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness in Postmenopausal Women with Pre-and Stage 1-Hypertension"

— Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2015)
Blueberries are known to fight colon, liver and ovarian cancer.
Blueberries are known to fight colon, liver and ovarian cancer. | Source

Blueberries are Cancer Fighters

Muscle up against cancer with a daily cup of blueberries. These babies sure pack a punch of cancer blasting antioxidants. Blueberries have been found to be especially helpful in combatting colon, liver and ovarian cancer.

Vitamins C, copper and phenolic compounds make-up the antioxidant battle team that help inhibit cancer cells from progressing. Some studies even show that the blueberries contain super antioxidants, which may promote death of cancer cells. Now that's impressive!

Also, anthocyanins are the blue pigment found in blueberries. Anthocyanin are a rich source of antioxidants. An interesting fact, the anthocyanins and bioflavinoids in blueberries are more powerful than those found in red wine. Plus, blueberries have less calories than wine. So instead of grabbing for a glass of red you might want to consider a cup of blueberries.

Calories in Blueberries

Calories in blueberries: 1 cup = 85 calories!
Calories in blueberries: 1 cup = 85 calories! | Source
At only 85 calories a cup blueberries are a perfect low calorie snack.
At only 85 calories a cup blueberries are a perfect low calorie snack. | Source

Blueberries are Low in Calories

  • One cup of nutritious blueberries has 85 calories!
  • Blueberries are loaded with vitamin C and fiber.
  • Just one cup of blueberries will provide you with almost 25% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

Use blueberries in granolas, cereals or smoothies for a more nutritious low calorie, fiber filled meal.

Blueberry Nutrition Facts

Keep colds and other illnesses away with a daily serving of blueberries.
Keep colds and other illnesses away with a daily serving of blueberries. | Source

Blueberries Boost your Immunity

Obviously blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, but did you know they are comprised of properties that are antibacterial and antiviral? Another fact, blueberries have the highest levels of antioxidants than any other fruit. Blueberries are rich in vitamins C, A, E and B complex. They also contain iron, selenium, copper and zinc. Even the blue shade of blueberries provides us with bioflavenoid and antioxidant rich anthocyanin. All of these wonderful elements will boost your immunity and help keep colds, infections and cancer causing free-radicals at bay.

Ocular health can be maintained by adding blueberries to your diet.
Ocular health can be maintained by adding blueberries to your diet. | Source

Blueberries Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Keep your eye on the prize and enjoy healthy vision. Age related vision problems like cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy can be prevented with regular servings of fruit such as blueberries. The various vitamins, minerals and lutein found in blueberries are known to help maintain ocular health. Also, blueberries contain anthocyanosides, which reduce vision loss, eye strain and promote a healthy retina.

Blueberries are a great source of fiber. Fiber promotes a healthy digestive system and helps keep you feeling full.
Blueberries are a great source of fiber. Fiber promotes a healthy digestive system and helps keep you feeling full. | Source

Blueberries Have Fiber!

Fiber should be an important part of your diet. Why not add blueberries during your day and keep things moving? Plus, fiber also helps you feel satisfied for longer periods of time between meals.

One cup of blueberries will provide you with 4 grams of fiber. That is equivalent to just about 15% the daily recommended serving of fiber. Not bad!

Low glycemic foods help maintain energy levels and fullness for longer periods of time.
Low glycemic foods help maintain energy levels and fullness for longer periods of time. | Source

Blueberries Have a Low Glycemic Index

Keep your insulin in check and control your sugar levels with blueberries.

Low glycemic levels in foods mean that energy will be released for an extended period of time. You will feel fuller longer and won't feel the crash you feel with high gycemic foods. Basically, high glycemic foods are high in sugar and low in fiber.

Know your glycemic levels. Levels are identified by GI (Glycemic Index)

  • Low: 55 or less
  • Medium: 56 - 69
  • High: 70 or above

The GI of blueberries is low with a value of 53.

Blueberries: Books, Studies and Findings

What is reason number ten to eat blueberries? Proof. Blueberries have been proven to be a healthy superfood. Take a look at the following books, studies and findings of this wonderful little berry.


Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly by, Larry McCleary

The New Glucose Revolution Low GI Guide to Diabetes: The Only Authoritative Guide to Managing Diabetes Using the Glycemic Index by, Jennie Brand-Miller

Memory Decline:

Short-term blueberry-enriched diet prevents and reverses object recognition memory loss in aging rats,David Malin, May 2010:These results suggest that a considerable degree of age-related object memory decline can be prevented and reversed by brief maintenance on blueberry diets.

Memory Retention:

Dietary intakes of berries and flavonoids in relation to cognitive decline, Elizabeth E. Devore ScD, Jae Hee Kang ScD, Monique M. B. Breteler MD, PhD, Francine Grodstein ScD, April 2012: Greater intakes of blueberries and strawberries were associated with slower rates of cognitive decline.

Metabolic Syndrome:

Strawberries, Blueberries, and Cranberries in the Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Perspectives, Arpita Basu and Timothy J. Lyons, November 2011: ...blueberries lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressure and lipid oxidation and improving insulin resistance...

Antioxidant Comparison:

Prospecting Antioxidant Capacities and Health-Enhancing Phytonutrient Contents of Southern Highbush Blueberry Wine Compared to Grape Wines and Fruit Liquors,Wade Yang, Senem Guner, Cheryl Rock, Akshay Anugu, Charles Sims, Liwei Gu, 2012: Results show that blueberry wines could be more potent than most red, Rose and white wines in health enhancement and disease prevention from the antioxidant perspective.

Parkinson's Disease:

Dietary supplementation with blueberry extract improves survival of transplanted dopamine neurons, 2006: The exact mechanisms contributing to poor neuronal survival in cell transplantation paradigms for Parkinson's disease (PD) are unknown. Supplementation with dietary blueberry extract (BBE) prevents oxidative stress-associated impairment of striatal motor function during aging and restores lost motor function in aged rats.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2012 Marisa Hammond Olivares


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      2 years ago

      Thanks for such a great post share with all of us its worthy for me. thank again

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      Lesa Thomas 

      4 years ago

      Good post for health benefit of blueberry. It also good presented to know it very well.

      Thanks for sharing.............

    • missolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Glenn Stork, thank you for the supportive comment. I need to up my blueberry intake as well. I appreciate you stopping by to read and comment.

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      Glenn Stok 

      4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I knew that blueberries are antioxidants and that they are heart friendly, but I'm glad to have learned from you that they are also good for boosting brain function. I do include blueberries in my diet once in awhile, but I should really increase it. Your hub is a great reminder of the importance of eating blueberries. Thanks.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Alphadogg16, thank you! Glad to hear you incorporate blueberries in a variety of ways.

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      Kevin W 

      5 years ago from Texas

      A very well written and informative article on the benefits of Blueberries missolive. I love them personally and frequently add them to my protein shakes, pancakes and oatmeal. Thumbs up on your hub.

    • missolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Kloud stryfe, I'm glad you found this to be informative.

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      5 years ago from Foster

      Amazing post. So informative!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      5 years ago from Texas

      word55, thank you very much for the accolades and comments. I'm thrilled to hear you will be adding more berries to your daily diet.

      FatBoyThin, blueberries and porridge are the best! I love them that way too. I especially enjoy them in smoothies. Thank you for reading and commenting.

      poetryman6969, they certainly are! Thank you for reading.

      Kristen Howe, thank you! I appreciate your comment and votes.

      Jaccob9205, your secret is safe with me...I can't vouch for the others though ;)

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      Al Wordlaw 

      5 years ago from Chicago

      Well MsOlive, I gave you all 5 accolades, the thumbs up and kudos for such an interesting and educational hub. I usually eat Blueberries but now I'm going to add them to my daily diet. That means I'll need to go to the produce market every two or three days to get freshies. Anyway, good seeing you. Have a nice day!

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      Colin Garrow 

      5 years ago from Inverbervie, Scotland

      I've been eating blueberries for years, but I only really have them with porridge - maybe it's time to look at a few blueberry recipes. Great Hub, voted up.

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      5 years ago

      Blueberries are indeed good food! Voted up.

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      Kristen Howe 

      5 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Marissa, though I'm not a huge fan of blueberries, this was real interesting and useful to know about its many health benefits. Voted up!

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      5 years ago

      Thank you for this top 10 list! I will definitely be eating blueberries daily now! Mainly because of number 7, as I have dry eyes and they strain a lot on

      the computer, etc because I'm meant to wear glasses for computer use, shh lol.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Pennyforyourthots, thank you for reading and commenting. I'm glad to hear you are motivated to go out and buy blueberries.

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      5 years ago

      Wow, very informative and interesting hub! I'll be sure to buy some blueberries. Thanks for sharing!

    • missolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Journey*, thank you very much, I'm glad you liked it. I appreciate the vote up.

      deborahmorrison, isn't it amazing? They are one tough berry! Thank you for ready and commenting...and cheers to your health.

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      Deborah Morrison 

      5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      Always good to give your health a boost through natural foods. Along with being a powerful antioxidant, blueberries have many more benefits that I was previously unaware of until I read your hub. Think I'll go out and purchase more blueberries.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      5 years ago from USA

      This is a great hub. Thanks for so thoroughly discussing the important health benefits of eating blueberries. You've highlighted some really important aspects. Voted up.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Miss Muse, Hi there! Thank you for stopping by to read and comment.

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      Christine Rogers 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      I love blueberries- I must eat them more often

    • missolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Princessa, that is such a cool fact! Thank you for sharing that with me, it is another testimony supporting how great these berries are. I appreciate you stopping by to read and comment.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      6 years ago from France

      During the 2nd world war, pilotes of the Royal Air Force were given blueberry juice to increase their visual performance.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Raimer Gel, oh my goodness, really? Hmmm, maybe you can find them in the freezer section at your grocery store.

      thefedorows, they sure do taste great, I absolutely love them in my smoothies. Thank you for the vote.

      Mrinfo10, yes, boost that brain power and eat your blueberries. :)

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      Josh Robert 

      6 years ago from PA

      The only benefit I forgot about was the "brain boosting" part. I think I'll go buy some blueberries ( :

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      6 years ago from the Midwest

      Number 11: They just taste so good! Lovely hub. Voted up!

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      Raimer Gel 

      6 years ago

      I have not tasted a single blueberry yet! It does not thrive in our place.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      6 years ago from Texas

      PegCole17, I've been tempted to plant them in South Texas but it gets so hot down here. I should pick the right spot and give it a try. Yes, the nutritional benefits are amazing. It truly is a great berry. Thank you for coming by to read and comment, it is greatly appreciated.

      FlourishAnyway, heck, you've got ME craving blueberry pie! Ha! Yum, I can't even begin to imagine what freshly picked blueberries taste like. I have to resort to frozen berries. I always keep a large bag in the freezer. Thank you for reading.

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      6 years ago from USA

      You've made me hungry for blueberry pie. It's blueberry season here; I'll be picking next week and making all kinds of good stuff. I like all the health benefits you highlight here.

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      Peg Cole 

      6 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      This is incentive for me to buy some more blueberry plants. I bought two small shrubs at Home Depot a couple of years ago and planted them in containers on my porch. They survive the Texas winter and come back each spring to give me an incredible quantity of fruit each June.

      I had no idea that these little berries had such a wide variety of nutritional and health benefits. Hooray.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Heigi Torons, yes they are. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Helgi Torons 

      6 years ago

      Blue berries are great. They are relatively low in calories and rich in nutrients. They are especially recommended to treat bladder infections.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Blueberries and spinach are a great mix, I bet they taste great with raspberry vinaigrette. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Amy L. Tarr 

      7 years ago from Home

      I love putting blueberries in my spinach salads. They go amazing with raspberry vinaigrette. Now I can feel even better about that salad.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      7 years ago from Texas

      jamessmith, thank you for the Brussels Sprouts info

      iguidenetwork, blueberries are a great berry to add for busting belly fat. All of the other benefits are awesome as well. Thank you for reading, commenting and voting.

      DaffodilSky, thank you! Yes, more of us should add blueberries to our morning breakfast. I LOVE muesli. Glad you came by to read and comment. Enjoy your blueberries.

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      Helen Lush 

      7 years ago from Cardiff, Wales, UK

      This is a really good hub - voted up and useful. I will be adding a few to my breakfast muesli in future!

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      7 years ago from Austin, TX

      Hmmmmm! Blueberries bust belly fat! I'm going to eat them more often from now on. Thanks for your recommendation! Voted up and useful.

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for good article. for example- Brussels sprouts are people in the Brassica family and for that reason kin to broccoli and cabbage. They resemble miniature cabbages, with diameters around 1 inch. They grow in bunches of 20 to 40 around the stem of a plant that grows up to three feet tall.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Rex Smith, they are pricey, I try to keep a bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer. I tend to have more of them over the summer months but obviously we should eat them every chance we get. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Rex Smith 

      7 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      Very nice article, but blueberries costs a bomb and can't afford to have it every day.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Ted

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      7 years ago

      your page is amazing i learn a lot from it

    • missolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      7 years ago from Texas

      tailfonso, thank you so much and I am glad to share this hub with you.

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      7 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      Blueberries are my favorite berries! Being born and raised in New Jersey and now living in Florida (both of them good for them) are just two reasons why, besides the others stated in your Hub! Thanks for taking the time to write this!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      7 years ago from Texas

      M E Whelan, blueberries are almost always found in my fridge as well. Actually, in my freezer. Thank you for reading and commenting. Enjoy your bluebberries.

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      M E Whelan 

      7 years ago

      I enjoyed this Hub. No matter what other fruit(s) I buy or don't buy, I always keep a pint of blueberries in my refrigerator. Besides the health benefits, I just find them one of the "milder" and easier to eat fruits.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Green Art, they sure are a flexible lil' berry, aren't they? Glad you found this hub and enjoyed reading about the various benefits.

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      Green Art 

      7 years ago

      I'm a fan of blueberries too so this hub caught my eye. So many great things to say about them and so little time, right? I love making muffins with them and use applesauce instead of oil to make them a bit healthier. That way eating two in one sitting isn't so bad.

      A bowl of blueberries and "Silk" soy protein milk is a great treat too. Voted Up and Useful!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      7 years ago from Texas

      juicingforhealth, lol that was funny. Blueberries are great though. Glad to hear you enjoy them.

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      7 years ago from Spain

      Very informative. Most fruit packs a healthy punch but blueberries are fantastic. Last time I ate them I was on holiday in Canada. Doubt they did me much good though as they were "coated" in pancakes and smothered in maple syrup. ;)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      8 years ago from Texas

      georgescifo, I'm so sorry to hear blueberries are not available in your area. Perhaps you can get them frozen? I do want to thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I'm glad you found it useful and informative. Thanks again.

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      8 years ago from India

      Voted useful for this informative hub. Unfortunately blueberries are not available at my place.. :)

    • missolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Scribenet, thank you! Isn't that the truth? Tasty and healthy. Glad you came by to read and comment. Thanks again.

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      Maggie Griess 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love blueberries and bonus, they are so healthy to eat! Thanks for the information this is a great article!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      8 years ago from Texas

      ideasinked, Thank you so much! I appreciate you reading and commenting. Enjoy your blueberries. :)

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      8 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      Amazing hub!

      So informative and your research is too good!

      I love blueberries and I'm going to eat them frequently now! :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      8 years ago from Texas

      sholland10, Hi Susan, yes, they do pack a punch. I'm glad to hear you'll be boosting up your blueberry intake. Stay healthy my friend. :)

      livingpah2004, I totally agree! Thank you so much for reading and for your votes.

      teaches12345, yay blueberries! Eat up! Thanks for the votes and I'm happy you came by.

      Gypsy Rose Lee, I'm thrilled to know I provided additional info. Glad to see you.

      hi friends, thank you so very much.

      Grace Whites, I'm glad to share. Thank you for reading.

      RTalloni, Thank you! Your hubs are awesome and I'm honored to be included. You have a couple of great blueberry recipes for muffins and cobbler that I linked on another hub - yum!

      Good Lady, thank you! I do hope you are able to find and include blueberries in your daily diet.

      CloudExplorer, wow! What a comment! Congratulations on improving your diet. I wish I could go completely organic but it is not a reality for me. It is expensive but I do try to eat as healthy as possible. I have a stubborn sweet tooth though :)

      Deborah Brooks, thank you for sharing! Your own blueberry bush, how cool is that?! I think I'm jealous :)

      Injured lamb, what a great compliment. Yes, I do care and I'm glad to share what I learn and research. Thank you!

      unknown spy, how sweet! Thank you.

      Sharyn's Slant, Hi Sharon! I was amazed how many research studies have been done on blueberries. They have lots of proof supporting their wonderful health benefits. I'm glad you liked the slideshow. :)

      AustinStar, Oh my gosh - a blueberry muffin sounds really good right now. By the way, fresh blueberries are a great addition to a fruit smoothie. Give it a try. Thanks Lela.

      Rajan, thank you for sharing this hub. You are THE MAN when it comes to healthy foods and I'm thrilled you liked this. Thank you for your support.

      mwilliams66, Thanks! Aren't they amazing? Thank you for sharing and I'm glad you found my info interesting.

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      8 years ago from Left Coast, USA

      What a wonderfully informative hub. I knew that blueberries were considered a super-food and I had increased our consumption of them, but I honestly did not know all the ways they aid in health.

      Comprehensive and interesting with great use of photographs. Sharing everywhere.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Excellent hub on a very healthy berry. Blueberries win hands down against the other fruits.

      Marisa, this is an exceptionally well laid out and attractive hub.

      Thanks for sharing such useful and important health information. Shared on FB & G+1.

      Voted up, useful & awesome.

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      8 years ago from Somewhere near the heart of Texas

      I like blueberries, but I don't like eating them raw. Somebody please post some good recipes using fresh blueberries.

      Oh wait, I have a 4 fruit muffin that I make with blueberries. I shall do a hub on it.

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      Sharon Smith 

      8 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Great hub MO! I learned many things that I had no idea about. This is packed with great research. I love the "slide show" photos and your list of studies/findings is an awesome addition.

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      Life Under Construction 

      8 years ago from Neverland

      Congrats for another wonderful piece missolive! Thank you for the info. i love blueberries..

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      Injured lamb 

      8 years ago

      Really thanks for the great information provided...I can tell that this is a sincere work from you to us...a well organized with thorough details...appreciate much missolive. you have done us a good job! Cheers!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      8 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I Love Blueberries.. we have our own blueberry bush in the back yard.. we eat blueberries all the time..

      thanks for a great hub Ms. Olive

      voted up


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      Mike Pugh 

      8 years ago from New York City

      Awesome hub MissOlive as always, and I truly enjoy the rich nutritional info here for sure. I have moved into the organic side of things these days when it comes to nutrition, and any relevant info that helps me locate more about it all helps a great deal such as your hub here has done.

      Antioxidants is the key to reversing all the harmful effects of poor nutrition, oh yes indeed, and if it wasn't for my wife pointing such a fact out I to me a while back, I wouldn't be on the right track today, she's been a health guru for quite sometime so I can now comprehend what it is that folks been talking about these days with it all.

      Oxidation is no joke, but the worst kind is when humans help to induce its occurrence in foods by processing or cooking them, polluting or genetically modifying them.

      You definitely hit the register here with me, voted up and getting shared elsewhere. Thumbs up to your awesome writing and new found content placement techniques.

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      Penelope Hart 

      8 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Just such a really informative handsome looking Hub! Got a lot out of it. Not a lot of blueberries where I come from but next time I see them (if I can afford them, I'll buy them)!

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      8 years ago

      I love that prescription--1 cup of blueberries per day. Thanks for posting this information. Linking to my two blueberry hubs, if you have no objection.

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      Grace Whites 

      8 years ago from Manalapan, New Jersey, USA

      Good things to know about benefits in blueberries. Thank you for sharing this beneficial post.

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      hi friends 

      8 years ago

      vote up, very useful and have a great effort to share such a valuable ideas.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up, useful and interesting. Thanks for sharing this very informative hub. Didn't know the blueberry had such power. Best thing is they are delicious. Passing this on.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      Let's hear it for blueberries! They are certainly worth eating at any time of day and every occasion. I will be buying these more often. Voted up!

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      8 years ago from USA

      Awesome hub. I love blueberries and try to include as much as possible in my daily diet. Why not when you get top health benefits from it. There is no reason not to eat it. Useful and Voted up!

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      Susan Holland 

      8 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Wow, blueberries pack a punch for so many good, healthy issues. I love them, but I didn't know they did all of these things. I will be upping my intake, especially for the brain booster. Votes and shared! :-)


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