5 Healthy Reasons to Eat Blueberries

The Season for Blueberries is here!

 

That’s worth celebrating- for more reasons than one!

 

 

Not only are blueberries a delicious summer treat, they are also packed with goodness. These nutrient-dense little berries are the perfect way to get your vitamins in a tasty way, and today we’re going to explain exactly why our Klassen Farms Chilliwack blueberries are so good for you!

 

1) Blueberries Are Low in Calories, High in Nutrients

Nutrient density is becoming increasingly important to pay attention to, as much of the modern diet’s calories come from processed and nutritionally deficient foods. Blueberries are highly nutrient-dense, meaning that they deliver more vitamins and minerals per calorie than other foods.

 

 2) Blueberries Are Packed with Antioxidants

Antioxidants are crucial to good health, as they protect the body’s cells from free radical damage that can contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.

 

3) Blueberries Can Protect Against Heart Disease

The antioxidant properties of blueberries have been proven to prevent the oxidation of bad cholesterol, which is a step in the development of heart disease.

 

4) Blueberries Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been shown to a leading cause of heart attack and stroke, but some studies show that regular consumption of blueberries lowers blood pressure and reduces this risk!

 

5) Blueberries Can Help Prevent Diabetes

Blueberries are low in sugar to begin with, but they have bioactive compounds that insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism.

 

It’s obvious that eating blueberries is an awesome thing to do for your health- and it’s best to get them right from the source.

That’s why we’ve set up our stands in convenient locations across Chilliwack and Hope, so you can get your hands on fresh Chilliwack blueberries wherever you happen to be!

 

 

Klaassen Farms U-Pick Farm is located at 51211 Chilliwack Central Road, only a few short minutes off of the highway. Klaassen Farms is a family owned and operated blueberry farm offering fresh and delicious locally grown BC Blueberries. Our farm is the perfect spot for a family outing, we have picnic tables, shade and plenty of blueberries to be picked for only $1.50 per pound.

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