In just one cup of blueberries there are approximately 85 calories. This is not many calories considering the sweet taste that blueberries have to offer. Blueberries contain no fat, no cholesterol and just over 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving of one cup. The dietary fiber is great for keeping the digestive system moving while not packing on weight.
Blueberries are one of the best fruits to consume for antioxidant value. They contain a rich source of some of the most powerful free radical protecting properties available.
If you want to keep your calories low then you should avoid consuming blueberries with sugar or milk. In fact, adding milk to your blueberries (as in cereal) can greatly impact the value of the antioxidant properties, according to nutritional researchers.
It is recommended that you eat your blueberries raw and alone, unless accompanied by other fruit, to get the full impact of the vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. Blueberries make an ideal weight loss snack because they are sweet yet low in calories. They can be added to fat-free yogurt or protein shakes, and at just 85 calories per cup, they are one low-cal snack.
Mixing blueberries with other varieties of berries can be beneficial if trying to improve antioxidant consumption. Keeping the mixture at just one cup will not add more calories but actually keep the number evened out and below 100 per cup.
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