Blueberries taste fabulous! Who doesn’t like it raw or mixed in cereals, drinks, or baked goodies? Either fresh or frozen, drenched in cream or eaten as is, blueberries are so delicious that it’s the second most popular berry in the US after strawberries.
The best news, however, is that blueberries are also super foods! It has so many health benefits. If consumed regularly in enough amounts (at least one cup daily), not only does it boost one’s immune system, it also helps in weight loss, controlling diabetes, preventing strokes, and lowering the risk of memory problems.
That’s quite a lot, isn’t it? It truly deserves being called a super food!
What exactly makes blueberries so healthy aside from being delicious?
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants; it has in fact, the highest levels among all the other berries. Antioxidants keep our bodies healthy by fighting the cancer-causing chemicals that damage not only our cells but our DNA structure as well. They also reduce the level of bad cholesterol in our bodies, thus reducing the risk for heart disease.
Wanting to lose that excessive and stubborn abdominal fat? Eat blueberries! There are new studies which show that blueberries have an effect on how our bodies store and process sugar.
Aside from all that, blueberries
- are also high in vitamin C, which helps keep the immune system healthy
- contain a lot of other vitamins and minerals like vitamins E and B complex, iron, copper, and zinc
- have a high level of resveratrol which contributes to heart health
- benefit diabetes sufferers by helping regulate the blood sugar level in the body, and
- are rich in manganese which helps in bone development.
Blueberries are good for certain groups of people, too. Elderly people, for example, should regularly consume blueberries because it can help prevent dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other age-related memory problems. Add to that, it can also improve brain functions, which is why they are called “brain-berries” by others.
And for the men who may have some issues with sexual dysfunction, blueberries will be able to help more than Viagra can. It is so rich in fiber that it cleans up the arteries, driving out the excess cholesterol. This means that blood circulation is improved, leading to maximum sexual potency and performance in bed.
You need to have at least one serving of fruits daily, so make sure to include blueberries in your diet!
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