Blueberries are one of the most popular fruits among people trying to enhance their overall health and are a well known superfood. This isn't only because blueberries are a nutritional and antioxidant powerhouse, but can assist to lessen the risk of developing a number of different diseases. They can easily be added to your diet since you can eat them raw, add them to healthy recipes such as oatmeal or add them to your smoothies.
Health benefits of eating blueberries regularly:
1. Blueberries are a notable source of a number of different vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and compounds that can promote our overall health. They are a notable source of vitamin K, manganese and vitamin C, as well as copper, thiamin and vitamin B6. Blueberries are also an excellent source of fiber and loaded with antioxidants such as flavonoids.
2. It can help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases
Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels when compared to other fruits and vegetables and are one of the best sources of antioxidants when compared to any food choice. They are rich in polyphenol antioxidants such as flavonoids and contain a unique and effective compound known as anthocyanins. Not only can blueberries increase antioxidant levels in the body, but they can also assist to lessen damaging free radicals and oxidative stress.
3. To reduce the risk of developing heart disease
Blueberries can assist to lessen levels of oxidized “bad” LDL cholesterol significantly. As well, regular consumption of blueberries has been linked with lower blood pressure levels. The excessive levels of fiber in blueberries is also useful in the regard.
4. To promote and maintain proper brain function
Due to the high levels of antioxidants and nutrition, blueberries can assist to lessen free radicals and oxidative stress, which can negatively affect the overall function and health of the brain and speed up the brain’s aging process. They have also been found to enhance cell signalling, which can have a positive effect on brain characteristic and memory.
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