July is National Blueberry Month, celebrating the irresistible blue gem superfood.
Blueberries are the perfect example that good things come in small packages:
– The blueberry ranks as one of the highest of any fruit for cancer-fighting antioxidants
– One cup of blueberries delivers about a quarter of the vitamin C you should have each day
– The blueberry is a great source of dietary fiber, which will also help reduce the risk of heart disease and add bulk to your diet, helping you feel full faster and reducing caloric intake overall
– Blueberries contain manganese, which helps the body process cholesterol and nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein
Be sure to check our blueberry infused water recipes for tasty suggestions on how to incorporate the tiny powerhouse packed with nutritional goodness into your hydration routine.
Infographic via the U S Highbush Blueberry Council