Blueberries have long been called a superfood, and when you take a look at the nutritional profile of these tasty, natural treats, it's easy to see why.
One cup of fresh or unsweetened, frozen blueberries contains just 84 calories and no cholesterol. There's an impressive 21 grams of fiber, and virtually no fat. The sugar content is also relatively low at 14.7 grams, and these little berries even contain about 1.1 grams of protein per 8 oz serving.
Blueberries - Packed With Heart-Healthy Antioxidants
While the nutritional stats for blueberries are impressive, what's really amazing about these berries is the health benefits they provide. Blueberries are high in essential vitamins, including Vitamins C and K, and just one cup contains 25% of the recommended daily intake of manganese.
Blueberries also contain high levels of naturally-occurring antioxidants known as anthocyanins - the compounds that give blueberries their distinctive, deep blue color. Anthocyanins are known to help fight the development of some types of cardiovascular disease, cancer and even age-related cognitive decline. In fact, a recent study published by the University of East Anglia demonstrated that eating just one cup of blueberries daily cut the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by an impressive 15%, and researchers believe the impact of blueberry consumption is even greater among those who are at high risk of heart disease.
Like all foods that are high in antioxidants, blueberries can help combat oxidative DNA damage caused by age, stress, inflammation and diet. Thanks to their powerful antioxidant properties, blueberries can also help cut levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, which can reduce the risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack.
SHIELD - The Easy Way to Enjoy the Benefits of Blueberry
Of course, adding blueberries to your daily diet can be a challenge, especially if you live in an area where fresh blueberries aren't always available. And as wonderful as blueberries are as a snack, added into a protein shake or sprinkled onto a fresh salad, you might not want to eat them every single day.
That's where SHIELD comes in. Designed to deliver all the immune-boosting health benefits of fresh blueberries, this premium-quality, easy-to-use powder is made with all-natural ingredients designed to help shield you against viral infections, allergies, inflammation and many common illnesses. Every serving is packed with 1,000 mg of pure blueberry extract to provide you with 500 mg of Vitamin C and 30 mg of Zinc — two must-have supplements for anyone who wants to build up their immune system.
And because SHIELD is a sugar-free, lemon-flavored powder that quickly dissolves in water, it's not only good for you, but it tastes great too. Simply add a scoop to 8-12 oz of water to enjoy a tasty, immune-boosting beverage that's packed with the same antioxidants that you'll find in a big bowl of farm-fresh blueberries!