10 health benefits of Blueberries

2 May 2019 2:30 PMLicensee Person
10 health benefits of Blueberries

The 10 health Benefits of Blueberries

  1. Blueberries are low in calories but high in nutrients – They contain fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and heaps of anti-oxidants. Being mostly comprised of water; 1 cup only has 85 cals.
  2. High in Anti-oxidants – We know anti-oxidants protect our bodies from free radicals, which can contribute to aging and certain diseases. The main anti-oxidant is a flavonoid called anthocyanins.
  3. May reduce DNA damage – protects against aging and cancer. Oxidative DNA damage is a part of life and occurs thousands of times a day in every cell of your body. DNA is part of the reason we grown old.
  4. Protect cholesterol in your blood from becoming damaged – oxidative damage is also problematic when your “bad” LDL cholesterol is oxidized; part of the heart disease process. Therefor blueberries are good for your heart.
  5. May lower blood pressure – blood pressure is also a major risk factor for heart disease.
  6. Good for brain function and memory – oxidative stress can accelerate your brains aging process and negatively affecting brain function. They appear to benefit aging neurons, leading to improvements in signally.
  7. Anthocyanins have anti-diabetic effects – being a lower GI fruit blueberries are one of the better options when reaching for a piece of fruit. They also have a beneficial effect on insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism.
  8. Help fight urinary tract infections – like cranberries, blueberries contain substances that can help prevent certain bacteria from binding to the wall of your bladder
  9. May reduce muscle damage after strenuous exercise – blueberries may lessen the damage that occurs at a molecular level, minimising soreness and reduce muscle performance.
  10. They taste great so they must be good for you.

Next time you feel like a healthy delicious treat grab some blueberries