The Brilliant Benefits Of Blueberries

2 December 18


Organic blueberries! The powerhouse berry full of antioxidants and amazing health benefits.

They help alleviate inflammation, have been found to fight cancer, support your gut health, promote heart health and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. They are also low in calories and sugars, but high in fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. The health benefits of blueberries are amazing and the list seems to be never-ending, which is why we wanted to share the top health benefits of the humble blueberry!

Helps Maintain Healthy Bones

Blueberries are a great source of nutrition for many reasons, but did you know they are made up of a number of different minerals that contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength? Blueberries contain iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K, which all make up a component of our bones. Iron and zinc both help maintain the strength and elasticity of our bones and joints and incorporating an adequate amount of vitamin K into our diet has been found to improve calcium absorption and may even reduce calcium loss!

Perfect for Your Skin Routine

You might have known that collagen is the main support system of the skin, but did you know that it relies on vitamin C to help prevent damage from substances we come into contact with in our day-to-day lives, such as the sun, pollution, and smoke. In fact, vitamin C may even help collagen smooth wrinkles! Who knew?!

Just one cup of blueberries provides us with 24% of our daily intake of vitamin C. Looks like we will be updating our skin routine.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Did you know that blueberries can help reduce blood pressure! Blueberries contain potassium and magnesium which studies have found reduce blood pressure levels in patients with hypertension.

Other studies have found that the flavonoids in blueberries known as anthocyanins which are the antioxidants that give blueberries their distinctive colour, help prevent plaque building up in the arteries promoting healthy blood pressure. It’s kind of like our internal vacuum cleaner!

Reduces the Risk of Diabetes

Fruits are found to be a great source of dietary fibre, antioxidants, and phytochemicals and consumption have been recommended to prevent chronic diseases, including diabetes. One study found that a greater consumption of whole fruits, specifically blueberries, grapes, and apples was associated with significantly reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Helps Protect Against Heart Disease

Blueberries are full of amazing nutrients such as, fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin c, vitamin B6, and phytonutrients that have been found to help support a healthy heart.

In fact, a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia found 3 servings a week of berries, specifically, blueberries can reduce the risk of heart attack in women by 32%. This study was conducted in the UK providing great insight into the health benefits of berries. We’d say it is a berry good study!

Great for Healthy Digestion, Weight Loss and Feeling Full

As a great source of dietary fibre, blueberries have been found to prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive tract. By incorporating an adequate amount of dietary fibre in your diet, studies have also found blueberries can improve weight loss and keep you more satisfied after a meal for longer.

Blueberries go way beyond just another “health trend”, in fact, they are the grandparent of superfood trends. We think we will even go as far as saying, they are the superfood, that gave superfoods their name! All these reasons have made blueberries the perfect candidate to combine with the amazing health benefits of our coconut yoghurt. That’s right, we’re talking about a certified organic blueberry COYO® . So, our slow cultured Blueberry COYO® isn’t just exploding with the health benefits of this amazing blueberry, it’s also rich in six live, vegan cultures, COYO® healthy fats from the medium-chain triglycerides such as lauric acid and full of immune boosting goodness found in coconuts – all of this gives our coconut yoghurt magicians the ability to create a powerhouse COYO® overflowing with health benefits. This new flavour is making eating healthy easy, whilst incorporating the amazing benefits of gut health into every spoonful. Our Blueberry COYO® is definitely about to become a new family favourite and a weekly must on your shopping list.

We are stoked to welcome our brand new certified organic blueberry COYO® to our coconut family. We just know our amazing COYO® community is going to absolutely love our latest flavour and we can’t wait to see the delicious coconut yoghurt creations you create. Perfect all year round, topped on porridge or dolloped in smoothies, as a cake frosting or for a delicious raw dairy-free cheesecake, our Blueberry Coconut Milk Yoghurt is the perfect addition to any meal.