Know your fruit

Blueberries

These fruits are low in calories due to its low content of carbohydrates.

What actually characterizes these fruits is their abundance of natural pigments containing antioxidant properties. In a person’s diet, these types of fruit make up one of the most important sources of anthocyanins, responsible for the fruits signature color and taste.

They are especially rich in vitamin C, since they have greater quantities than the majority of citric fruit. In general, they are a good source of fiber, potassium, iron and calcium and they improve intestinal functioning.

Vitamin C has antioxidant properties. This vitamin contributes to the production of collagen, red cells, helps strengthen bones and teeth and with the absorption of iron-rich foods as well as contributing to fight infections.

Potassium is necessary for the transmission and generation of the nerve impulse, for normal muscular functioning, and intervenes in the balance of water inside and outside cells.  

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