Weight Loss Management
Dietary fiber is an important factor in weight loss. High fiber foods reduce your appetite and make you feel fuller for longer. Blueberries are a great source of fiber.
Studies have shown that blueberries can reduce the risk of getting Parkinson's disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder resulting from cell death in parts of the brain.
Improving Your Mental Health
Warding Off Potential Heart DiseaseThe fiber within blueberries helps lower the amount of cholesterol in your blood, thus decreasing the risk of heart disease. Blueberries consist of:
- vitamin C
- vitamin B6
This coupled with the blueberries lack of cholesterol, both support heart health.
Managing Your Diabetes (If You Have Diabetes)Studies have shown that those with type 2 diabetes who consume high fiber diets have improved blood sugar. Those who have type 1 diabetes who consume high fiber foods have lower blood glucose levels. One cup of blueberries consists of 3.6 grams of fiber!
Maintaining Your Healthy Bones
- vitamin K
All of which contribute to building and maintaining and contributing bone strength and structure.
Lowering Your Blood Pressure
Healthy, Delicious Dishes To Make that Contain Blueberries
- breakfast smoothie
- blueberry muffins
- energy bars
- freeze blueberries in ice cubes to put in water, (flavored water)
- chicken and blueberry pasta
You may search recipes for any of these delicious options online or you may just try adding blueberries to one of the options listed above, For example, if you already have store bought yogurt, try adding blueberries for some more fiber.
Central Ozarks Medical Center is committed to leading the way to healthier communities, part of that is supporting a healthy eating culture. Eating blue berries is a great, healthy choice. For health care questions or if you have a specific health care need, please call one of our convenient mid-Missouri health clinic locations.
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