Blueberry is a flowering fruit that produces shrubs colored blue to purple.
It is a very good source of vitamins A, C, E, K, and manganese, zinc, sodium, potassium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus as well as a good source of fibre and copper.
Regulates blood pressure
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients found in blueberries help to regulate and maintain blood pressure balance.
Boosts brain activity
Also, the antioxidant properties of blueberry and essential nutrients in it protects brain cells and help to restore the health of the central nervous system. It also prevents diseases like Alzheimer’s, memory loss, and brain death.
Prevents heart diseases
Blueberries contain flavonoids, particularly anthocyanins, shown to directly increase antioxidant levels and prevent inflammation in the body.
Keeps cancer at bay
Blueberries contain certain compounds like pterostilbene and ellagic acid. These two in harmony with anthocyanin and other antioxidants like vitamin C and copper form a formidable force against cancer.
Replenishes lost body fluid
Blueberries are made up of about 85% water, and an entire cup contains 84 calories, with 15 grams of carbohydrates, making it an easy grab to relieve dehydration and restore lost energy.
It is also an excellent source of manganese, which plays an important role in bone development and converting carbohydrates and fats into energy.
Good for diabetics
Blueberries are moderate in sugar when compared to other fruits. The bioactive compounds in blueberries appear to outweigh any negative impact of the sugar when it comes to blood sugar control.
Anthocyanins contained in blueberries can have beneficial effects on insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism.
Aids weight management
Blueberries are practically fat-free and loaded with fibre to keep you fuller for longer, thus reducing your food intake.
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