Nothing Blue About Blueberry

They say good things come in small packages and that proves true with blueberries. They taste good, look good and boast many health benefits. Let’s reveal their top 5 health benefits!

1. Highest Antioxidant Capacity

Number one on the list of antioxidant content, blueberries are rich in anthocyanin, vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper, selenium, zinc, iron and more to boost your immune system and prevent infections.

2. Eye Power

Protect your vision with blueberries thanks to the anthocyanosides, which have been found to slow down visual loss. Research has indicated that eating three servings of fruits daily lowers the risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), a primary cause of vision loss in older adults.

3. Free Radicals Fighter

Blueberries are known for their high content of anthocyanins, pigments that only give the fruit their attractive blue hue. Additionally, these pigments also neutralize free radicals that cause cancer, growth of tumor cells and aging in the body.

4. Constipation and Digestion

Roughage in Blue Berries provide the necessary fiber to keep constipation at bay. Additionally, the vitamins, sodium, fructose and acids help to improve overall digestion.

5. Prevent Urinary Tract Infection

Blue berries have a compound formed of big polymer like heavy molecules which inhibits the growth of certain bacteria like b-coli that is largely responsible for urinary tract infections.

For more health benefits of blueberries and our three favourite blueberry recipes, stay tune for the Dec/Jan issue of Home+Living.

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