Posted on July 17 2015
We've often received questions on why the Anchor Nutrition Bar is blueberry flavored, and this is because blueberry is among the tastiest and healthiest fruits for sensitive or queasy customers. A mild blueberry flavor is the most enjoyable and healthful fruit flavor for a remedy, especially if you're already experiencing motion sickness, morning sickness, or some other form of nausea.
Now that we’re deep into National Blueberry Month, let’s review what makes this fruit so special. Not only are blueberries classic to American summertime snacks, but they’ve also been valued remedies and health supplements throughout history.
With a peak season from June to September, blueberries are most available right now. While they are produced in many parts of the world, the northwest is truly the heart of blueberry nation. Growers in Oregon and Washington are responsible for the most significant portion of America’s blueberry supply. According to a local newspaper in Washington, called Daily Sun News, “Oregon growers are expected to harvest more than 100 million pounds of blueberries this year, while Washington growers will bring in 110 million pounds.”
We have good reason to be thankful for this bountiful supply of blueberries. According to WebMD, blueberries rank the highest of any fruit for antioxidants. Antioxidants are important for maintaining health on the cellular level, by combating free radicals that damage DNA. An article in World’s Healthiest Foods explains that the dark, blue hue of blueberries results from high antioxidant contents.
These little berries also serve as a low-calorie source of fiber and vitamin C. One cup of blueberries comprises 14% the recommended daily value of fiber and 25% the daily value of vitamin C. At only 100 calories per cup, blueberries are great fruits for fulfilling your daily nutritional content.
Furthermore, many great snacks today come at the price of high blood sugar; blueberries do just the opposite. According to World's Healthiest Foods, blueberries actually help regulate blood sugar levels, even in people with type 2 diabetes.
People can best attain the nutritional benefits of blueberries by eating them raw. Baking or processing blueberries in pastries and other food products degrades the molecular components that confer these health benefits. For more information on blueberries, read the full articles from WebMD, Daily Sun News, and World’s Healthiest Foods.