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Blueberries    
Cancer:  Tufts University found blueberries have the highest antioxidant content of many fruits and vegetables. Researchers believe that anthocyanin, the substance that colors blueberries, may be a powerful antioxidant that fights cancer. 

Mental:  Studies are ongoing to discover if there is a link between blueberries and the reversal of short-term memory loss, delay other effects of aging, and improve memory in older people.

Digestive Problems:  Russian folk medicine uses blueberries as a preventative measure and cure for fluid discharge from the bowels and other abdominal problems.  The blueberry is prized for its antioxidant health benefits and as a laxative, as well as other folk remedies.  

Urinary Tract Infections:  Blueberries, like cranberries, contain compounds that prevent the bacteria responsible for urinary tract infections from attaching to the bladder wall. 

Vision:  Blueberries are believed to have high concentrations of anthocyanin, a natural compound linked with many health benefits including reducing eyestrain and improving night vision.

Blueberries are low in fat, sodium free and a good source of both fiber and vitamin C.  One cup of fresh blueberries provide five grams of fiber...  more than most fruits and vegetables... and, only 80 calories. 

Blueberries provide 15% of our daily vitamin C.  

Blueberries are high in iron
Cup Blueberries Contain:

81 calories in one cup blueberries 
vitamin A IU 145.00
vitamin A RE 14.50 RE
A - carotenoid 14.50 RE
A - retino l0.00 RE
A - beta carotene 87.00 mcg
thiamin - B 10.06 mg 
riboflavin - B 20.08 mg 
niacin - B 30.52 mg 
niacin equiv 0.60 mg
vitamin B 60.06 mg 
vitamin B 120.00 mcg 
biotin -- mcg--
vitamin C18.86 mg 
vitamin D IU 0.00 
vitamin D mcg0.00 mcg
vitamin E alpha equiv1.46 mg 
vitamin E IU2.16 IU
vitamin E mg2.72 mg
folate 9.28 mcg 
vitamin K -- mcg--
pantothenic acid 0.14 mg
Minerals
boron -- mcg
calcium 8.70 mg 
chloride -- mg
chromium -- mcg 
copper 0.08 mg 
fluoride -- mg 
iodine  -- mcg 
iron 0.24 mg
magnesium 7.26 mg
manganese 0.40 mg
molybdenum -- mcg
phosphorus 14.50 mg
potassium 129.06 mg
selenium 0.88 mcg
sodium 8.70 mg
zinc 0.16 mg