Blueberries are now regarded as a ‘superfood’
Why you may ask?
Perhaps it is because of their mood boosting qualities.
A 100g (4oz) of blueberries contains as much antioxidant as five servings of other fruits and vegetables.
Some of the possible health benefits of blueberries are: -
- memory loss reversal
- Lower cholesterol
- Prevent urinary tract infections
- Slows aging
- eyestrain reduction
- improvement of nighttime vision
In Japan it has been given the nickname,'The vision fruit'.
Although a tiny fruit in size it contains very high concentrations of anthocyanin, as do their European cousins, bilberries.
There is a possibly of helping with degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and senile dementia.
They are so effective for depression so go for a handful of these powerful little berries instead of snacking on cakes and biscuits.
Containing high levels of disease fighting phytochemicals, the most potent being antioxidants which in turn boosts our immune system.
Having high levels of antioxidants helps fight against free radicals.
Would you like help lowering your cholesterol level? This will certainly help as it contains a high level of pectin fibre.
Why not eat your way out of the possibility of heart disease or depression by simply adding a handful of the berries to your diet.
Being naturally sweet they should be eaten raw as cooking destroys the vitamin C.
Cranberries are the same family and have almost identical health benefits, but the cranberry fruit has an intensely sour taste.
This is why commercial cranberry juice is loaded with sugar.
Both fruits, however, contain a substance that prevents bacteria adhering to the bladder walls.
They are particularly effective against E.coli and are used as a cure for food-poisoning and diarrhoea.
I love eating this type of berry because they are naturally sweet.
Do you have a urinary infection like cystitis, then I suggest this small health packed fruit would be much better for you.
They are also great for children being sweet and containing no pips.
Have an abundance of vitamin C that acts as a potent antioxidant.
Add a few to your yoghurt or fruit-smoothies.
They are also great in pancakes or muffins too.
Do you have one or more blueberry recipes? If so we would like to hear from you.
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