My favorite fruit are those little round delicious fruit called blueberries. Love em' to death. And they are SO good for you.
If you are a blueberry lover, then you'll be pleased to know that they are the healthiest fruits you can find. They're a remarkable source of vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, vitamin K, manganese and potassium and just 80 calories per cup. Blueberries are doctors and nutritionists top choice.
These are just some of the health benefits of my favorite year round fruit.
Blueberries Are Rich In Vitamins
Blueberries are a nutritional powerhouse, small and incredibly dense, with the most nutritional value of all berries in the food chain.They feed our bodies all kinds of goodness. Blueberries are a healthy, stress-free food and also low in sodium and have virtually no fat.
Blueberries lower your risk of heart disease, and cancer,and are also an anti-inflammatory. They are rich in phytonutrients and flavonoids, that have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects and they protect your cells from oxidative damage that can lead to disease. These dietary antioxidants can prevent the development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and cognitive diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia.
In fact, regular consumption of concentrated blueberry juice can improve brain function in healthy older adults. Blueberries were found to contain higher contents of flavonoids than raspberries and strawberries.
Thanks to their rich vitamin C content, studies show that a bowl of blueberries can boost immunity. Moreover, consuming a small portion of berries daily can help in strengthening the metabolism and prevent any kind of metabolic syndrome and deficiency. In fact, according to a research, consuming blueberries over a period of 5 to 6 weeks, remarkably improved the metabolism of individuals dealing with low metabolic symptom.
A daily intake of blueberries in a controlled portion can help to reduce hypertension, inflammation, high cholesterol, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction.
Blueberries Beautify The Skin
Because of Blueberries high content of antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients, they give our skin the ability to fight inflammation related to acne, eczema, psoriasis, and premature aging. The high Vitamin A, C and E content in blueberries help fade away sun spots, hyper-pigmentation, and dark spots.They also strengthen the capillaries just beneath the skin to protect against spider veins.
Blueberries can help our skin stay young and beautiful, and give us plump, fresher skin, thanks to vitamin C's high antioxidant content that activates the body's collagen production process. The mega vitamins and minerals in blueberries support healthy glowing skin and, also help us to prevent fine lines ans wrinkles.
Blueberries are a secret beauty ingredient that benefit your hair, skin and nails.
Here is a face mask recipe that will make your skin glow and radiate all over.
Blueberry, Yogurt, Pearl Powder Face Mask
The radiance and glow that blueberries, pearl powder and yogurt will give to your skin will make you the talk of the town.
Take 1/4 cup mashed blueberries, 1/4 cup of yogurt, 1 tsp pearl powder and a few drops of rosewater and blend together to make a paste. Apply to your face and neck with a make-up brush (be careful, you don't want to get any on your clothes. Leave on for 20 minuets and wash off. Say hello to the radiant glow.
According to a study by Tufts University, blueberries may help to reduce your risk of cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. These little gems of deliciousness are rich in anthocyanins and potent antioxidants that bolster collagen structure in the retina and provide extra vision protection. Regularly consumption of blueberries can strengthen blood vessels in the back of the eye, protect against eye disease, and significantly improve vision.
Blueberries will help your eyes stay healthy and enhance your eyesight.
Improves Your Mood
According to the Psychiatric Times, blueberries are the number one superfood used to alleviate the symptoms of depression. These scrumptious berries lift your mood such as joy, interest and alertness.This is because their seeds contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid which has been found to boost the mood. This is because of the flavonoids that have show to have a measurable effect on a positive mood.
You'll be amazed what half of an overripe banana, a handful of frozen blueberries, a quarter tsp of crushed pearls and 1/2 cup of milk will do for your health, mood, and self-esteem.
Blueberries are full of vitamins and antioxidants that fight inflammation, they have anti-inflammatory benefits. They are one of the most potent fruit sources of inflammation-fighting antioxidants, which makes them the best fruit for inflammation and cell damage.
Amazingly, blueberries help boost immunity for allergy sufferers. Blueberries are also rich in resveratrol. Blueberry is also rich in resveratrol. Consumption of blueberries will prevent symptoms of allergy in the spring months and prevent the onset of allergic symptoms.
Add some fresh fresh blueberries to your protein smoothie for an extra healthy boost of nutrients. chopped or blended strawberries to your Strawberry Protein Smoothie for an extra healthy boost of nutrients.
Including berries in diet can help in improving your health holistically! However, cooking berries can reduce the nutritional aspect of these berries. Thus, it is always advised to eat them raw or in the form of beverages. So, eat blueberries and stay healthy!