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23rd Apr 2017

Nutritionists agree there’s one fruit that’s a MUST for your shopping list

Cathy Donohue

Every fruit has its nutritional benefits but there’s one that seems to be winning across the board when it comes to expert advice.

If you tend to opt for berries of the red variety over blue, it might be time to change that because blueberries have multiple health benefits with 17 different dietitians agreeing that they’re one of the best superfoods available.

After surveying a group of nutritionists and cross-referencing their answers, Byrdie found the non-assuming berry came out on top.


 Nutritionist Frida Harju, sums it up perfectly, explaining:

“If you are going to add one fruit to your diet, make it blueberries. They have been labelled a superfood due to their high levels of polyphenols, antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory compounds that help to combat memory loss and enhance your mood.”

Due to the high amount of antioxidants present in blueberries, they help cardiovascular health and brain health.

They’re also high in fibre, good for your skin, aid digestion and unlike other fructose-laden fruits, blueberries have been shown to improve blood glucose and insulin levels.

If food shopping is on your Sunday to-do list, make sure blueberries find their way into your basket…

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