8 Health Benefits of Blueberries

The list of the benefits from eating blueberries is long, but here I’ve highlighted some of the best of them. From repairing damaged cells to preventing colds, blueberries are considered one of the many “super foods”. I remember eating my grandma’s blueberry pancakes as a child- back then I never thought about how they could really help my health. This super food is not just super, but delicious too!

Blueberries can help treat urinary tract infections. While cranberries contain an aspirin like compound that can trigger allergic reactions and cranberry extracts aren’t safe for children under three, blueberries can be a safe alternative to help fight urinary tract infections.

Blueberries have high levels of vitamin C, therefore help boost your immune system. They are loaded with vitamin a, B-complex, copper, selenium, zinc and iron and help protect your body against the flu, viral infections as well as the common cold.

Blueberries have been proven to help reduce risk for aged related diseases such as cataracts, dementia, glaucoma, as well as Alzheimer’s. In fact, scientists at the University of Montreal in Canada believe blueberry juice is good treatment for Alzheimer’s. Parkinson’s and age-related memory problems.

Data reported in the Archives of Ophthalmology has said eating three of more servings of fruit a day can lower risk for age related macular degeneration. In studies, blueberries have slowed down vision loss, probably because they are high in anthocyanosides .

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2006, 631,636 people died of heart disease. Heart disease caused 26% of deaths'”more than one in every four'”in the United States.Blueberries can significantly lower risk of heart disease. There is high fiber levels, anti oxidants, and low levels of fat and sugar that allow blueberries to help reduce cholesterol, strengthen cardiac muscles and fight heart disease.

Blueberries are high in fiber which keeps away constipation while the sodium, cooper, fructose and acids in the blueberries help improve digestion.

Many vitamins and compounds in blueberries can heal and prevent neurotic disorders, prevent death of brain cells as well as restore health of the central nervous system. Blueberries can activate enzymes that protect neurons after attack by free radicals. They can heal damaged brain cells and neuron tissue to help improve memory. Studies have show they can improve the capacity of learning and motor skills.

And lastly, weight loss. Bikini season is just around the corner, while in some places it’s already happening. Blueberries is the perfect thing to add into your diet to increase weight loss. According to studies made by the University of Michigan, rats who had diets rich in blueberries lost abdominal fat, and studies so far have shown the same in humans. Some researchers have said blueberries may change how the body processes sugar for energy, reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Blueberry pie, pancakes, muffins….cake, the recipe options are endless for this delicious and extremely healthy super food. To check out some amazing blueberry recipes visit this website.

Benefits of Blueberries
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