Health Benefits of Blueberries

Posted by Trupti Shirole on Fri, Apr 15, 2011  
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Antioxidant property- Blueberries have the highest antioxidant properties among all the fruits. Blueberries are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin A, copper, selenium, zinc and iron which helps boost the immune system and prevent infections.

 

Anti-ageing- It neutralizes the free radicals in the body. This provides an anti-aging effect. 

 

Cardiovascular health- It lowers the risk for cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. High fiber content and anti oxidants have the ability to dissolve LDL (bad cholesterol). It also strengthens the cardiac muscles.

 

 

Urinary tract infections- It helps patients with urinary tract infections (UTI). The compounds found in blueberries inhibit the growth of bacteria along the urinary tract which reduces the symptoms like burning micturition. It has antibiotic properties and can also aid in preventing infection.

 

 

Vision- Blueberries slow down the process of vision loss. Age related ocular problems like macular degeneration, cataract, myopia, hypermetropia, dryness and infections can be prevented or delayed because of the antioxidants. It also helps to improve night vision.



Brain health- It prevents and heals neurotic disorders by preventing degeneration and death of neurons, brain-cells and also restores the health of the central nervous system. These berries can also cure serious problems like Alzheimer’s disease. Damaged brain cells and neuron tissues can be healed with blueberries. It helps keep your memory sharp for a long-long time.



Constipation- Eating a handful of blueberries keeps away constipation.



Anti-depressant- Blueberries are very good anti depressants.

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