Blueberries are the fruits that belong to the heath family. This family pf fruits includes the cranberry, bilberry, azalea, mountain laurel and rhododendron. They grow in clusters. The average size goes from a pea up to a marble. The color ranges from blue to maroon and purple black. A wax like grey "bloom" is a form of their protecting coverage. The skin of the blueberries hides miniature seeds within partially transparent flesh.
There are numerous health benefits of blueberries. First of all they are the most powerful antioxidants of all the fresh fruit. Being rich in anthocyanin, vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E and A, copper, selenium, zinc, iron they act as mighty booster of human's immune system. Additionally they decelerate the process of aging.
They are proved to be effective in loosing of belly fat. One study pointed out that this very fruit may help in belly fat reduction as one of the risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. This study was conducted on rats. But there was another study in which a group of men drank wild blueberry juice within the period of three weeks and they experienced minor improvement in glucose and insulin control. As for imbalance of these hormones it is important to be said that their levels are out of order in diabetes which can lead to heart conditions. Therefore the power of blueberries is evident yet not investigated on humans enough. Additionally they are rich in fiber hence powerful in dissolving of so called "bad cholesterol".
Blueberries can be amazingly beneficial with urinary infections since they can inhibit the reproduction of certain bacteria responsible for these infections. Having these potentials they can be used to prevent recurrent bladder infections.
This magical fruit is also proved to be effective with preservation of the eyesight. In certain clinical studies anthocyanosides, components of blueberries have been proved to influence the slowing down of visual lost. The health of our eyes depends on carotenoids and flavonoids, both antioxidants present in blueberries.
As for our memory they are mighty boosters and possible assistants in treating some serious diseases like Alzheimer's disease.
Eating a handful of blueberries each day will keep you safe from constipation.
Even certain cancers (colon and liver cancer) might be prevented if blueberries are taken regularly. This is because the following components: Pterostilbene and Ellagic acid.
And if you simply want to stay fresh and fit, feel good and enjoy in life do not hesitate and at least taste them. Not only they are delicious but you will also be surprised how good antidepressants they can be.