Much has been said about the health benefits of blueberries lately, and it’s no wonder considering they are a super food to the power of 10. They are low in sodium and contain no cholesterol. Our dried blueberries are very high in the elusive vitamin K, which is vital to proper blood clotting and play a very important role in bone health. There are studies that show that vitamin K can prevent bone fractures, especially in post-menopausal women who are at risk for osteoporosis. There is also evidence that dried blueberries help build collagen, which is a protein in the body that builds various tissues including ligaments, skin, blood vessels, tendons and cartilage—all vitally important not only for athletes, but for everyone. Collagen is also known to limit the damage of free radicals, which are unstable compounds that damage your DNA and contribute to cancer and heart disease.
- A ½ cup of dried blueberries has only 127 calories.