15 Health Benefits Of Blueberries

The top 15 health benefits of blueberries. But those benefits are useless if we can’t afford to buy them. Therefore we discuss how to save money when buying, as well as their health benefits. 

Blueberries Can Be Elusive

But say you don't have access to fresh blueberries? Well did you know dried blueberries have the same exact 15 benefits listed below? Actually they do and here's the proof!

Health Benefits Of Blueberries

  1. Blueberries lower cholesterol.

  2. Increases learning and word recall.

  3. They reduce artery plaque build up.

  4. Eating blueberries promotes healing.

  5. Promising for decreasing depression.

  6. Loaded with fiber aiding in digestion.

  7. Blueberries promote eye and heart health.

  8. Studies are showing promising benefits with diabetes.

  9. Blueberries are loaded with cancer fighting antioxidants.

  10. They have anthocyanins which protects cells from disease.

  11. Benefits the elderly especially in respect to Alzheimer’s symptoms.

  12. They fight inflammation, which would lead to scar tissue internally, leading to cells not working.

13. Women who ate blueberries and strawberries had a 34% less risk of heart           attacks than women who didn’t.

14. Blueberries show a definite positive affect on increasing memory and brain power in animals. Humans are animals too!

15. The loss of elasticity in skin leads to wrinkles, the vitamin C in blueberries works with collagen the active substance in the elasticity of connective tissue.

How To Save Buying Blueberries 

Blueberries can run all over the place price wise, from as much as $8.00lb to as little as $1.00lb. Those plastic clamshells hold a measly six ounces, about three small handfuls. Often they are priced at $3.99 that’s hogwash, ignore that, get smart know the price per ounce and do a little math save big and stay super healthy. The best price I ever saw was at an Asian market in California, organic blueberries $1.00lb. 

In 2015 at least on the West Coast you should be paying no more than $3.00lb for non-organics and max of $5.00lb for organic during the summer. During the winter increase that to $5.00lb and $8.00lb respectively. Using the math below and a good eye you'll pay less.

Calculate The Price Of Blueberries

Start by entering the PRICE divided by the ounces its being sold in. Take the blueberries at $3.99 for example, sold in the 6 ounce clamshell we talked about. 

Short Explanation

  • $3.99 ÷ 6 = .665 
  • .66¢ x 16 = $10.56lb
  • $10.56lb for those blueberries “on sale.” Not! That is not a good price at all.  

In-Depth Explanation 

  • Do this, enter $3.99 ÷ 6
  • That equals .665
  • Or 66¢ an ounce.
  • Then take that 66¢ x 16 (ounces to a pound)
  • That equals a whopping $10.56lb for those blueberries, which is high. Now you know how to shop smart!

To be exact use .665 x 16 = $10.64 (Where rounding and exactness makes a significant difference is in calculating a bottle of 1000 pills like at warehouse clubs. The larger the number “1000” the more you would carry out numbers like .6653.

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