los alimentos contribuyen a la dieta diaria. Se utilizan 2000 calorías al día para el asesoramiento nutricional general.
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THE BLUEBERRY IS…
A GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
One serving (100gr) of blueberries provides 16% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps support the immune system; it also helps with wound healing, the production of collagen, and it increases the amount of iron that our bodies can absorb from plants. Blueberries are also rich in antioxidants (flavonoids), which help our bodies fight toxins and free radicals.
A HIGH NATURAL SOURCE OF VITAMIN K
One serving (100gr) of blueberries provides 24% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K. Although sometimes referred to as the “forgotten vitamin”, this vitamin is essential for blood clotting, preventing osteoporosis, and hardening of the arteries.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBER
One serving (100gr) of blueberries provides 2% of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber. Consuming fiber helps keep the digestive system healthy; it also helps stabilize glucose and cholesterol levels.
In Spanish, the blueberry is known as arándano, mirtillo, muérdano, anavia and ráspano. It is native to North America, but it can also be found in parts of Asia and Europe. In Colombia they are grown at 7,200 and 11,000 feet above sea level, in localities like Boyacá and Cundinamarca. Did you know that in Greco-Roman times blueberries were used for artistic purposes? Virgil, Plinius and Vitruvius used blueberries to make paint. Mixed with milk they would get the color purple; and to achieve the color blue they would mix the berries with alum. There are around 250 different species of blueberries; all edible and identifiable by the time of year the bushes bear fruit. Blueberries contain high quantities of Quercetin, a bioflavonoid known for reducing the risk of prostate, colon and breast cancer. Some people believe that one of its health benefits is it helps improve our night vision. Diabetics eat this fruit because it regulates their blood sugar levels and because it contains substances similar to insulin.