Blueberries

The nutritionists favourite for its impressive vitamin and mineral profile:

- Vitamin K (Large amounts)

- Vitamin A, C, E (small amounts)

- Highest antioxidant value of a fruit

- Manganese (Brain and nerve function)

- Fibre

- Low calorie

  •  A study found having 3-4 portions of blueberries a week decreased risk of heart attack by 32%
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Do blueberries reduce risk of heart attacks?

The strongest evidence for blueberries is that they lower blood pressure, therefore decreasing risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood circulation related illness.

Do blueberries reduce risk of cancer?

There’s very little reliable evidence to suggest this.

Do blueberries improve memory?

There’s very little reliable evidence to suggest this.

  • Blueberries are a great choice as one of your 5 a day, and can help lower your blood pressure and improve circulation
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A study found having 3-4 portions of blueberries a week decreased risk of heart attack by 32%.

In conclusion, blueberries are a great choice as one of your 5 a day, and can help lower your blood pressure and improve circulation. More research needs to be done into other claims.

References

Sam Fitzpatrick Final Year Medical Student, Cardiff University.

Milad Rouf Final Year Medical Student, Cardiff University.

Nhs.uk. (2018). Are blueberries a superfood? - NHS Choices. [online] Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/superfoods/Pages/are-blueberries-a-superfood.aspx [Accessed 16 Nov. 2017].