Blueberries, along with other berries, belong to the Ericaceae family. Blueberry is a small perennial bush that has berries. Fresh and mature fruits are purple and sometimes can be darker, almost black. The fruit is covered with a waxed protective layer. These little berries hide marvelous healing benefits. They are an excellent source of flavonoids, especially anthocyanins that have excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and maintain blood vessel walls elasticity. Anthocyanin is responsible for the dark color of blueberries.
Blueberries protect the brain against oxidative stress, improve learning, concentration and processing of information. Consuming blueberries will give you energy and boost cognitive functions, in a healthy way, unlike stimulants. The juice of blueberries has an incredible power to purify the urinary tract. It can also remove Escherichia coli bacteria. It will protect urinary tract cells and increase their resistance to infections.
A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of blueberries will help fight inflammation such as osteoarthritis and gout. As well as improving vision, blueberries will reduce the risk of eye disease caused by aging such as macular degeneration.
The benefits of blueberries:
- lowering cholesterol levels
- help with Type 2 Diabetes
- reduce high blood pressure
- improve memory and other cognitive functions
- prevent urinary tract infections
- relieve menstrual problems
- improve hair growth
- protect the health of the eye.
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