Blueberry love: Know why they're good for health!

Blueberries are not only popular, but also repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet.

Udita Madan

It's funny to see how something so small in looks can actually pack a mean punch, when it comes to healthy goodness.

One such thing is blueberries. Yes! The delicious pea-size fruits are actually bombs of health, absolutely bursting with numerous health benefits.

Blueberries are not only popular, but also repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings.

To find out the health benefits of blueberries, you need not go any further than this! Below are a few benefits of blueberries listed just for you! Take a look.

1. Improves vision:

With ageing, people tend to encounter a lot of vision problems like cataract, and myopia. A component called anthocyanosides is present in blueberries which help in preserving the vision. 

2. Belly fat reduction:

All you people yearning for a slim waist or washboard abs, this is the go-to food for you! Blueberries contain dietary fibres and are low in calories that help you reduce abdomen fat. They also help in balancing out sugar levels in the body and prevent excess fat accumulation.

3. Controls blood sugar:

Researchers have proved that blueberries when consumed by people with type 2 diabetes can help regulate the blood sugar level. When they consume blueberries regularly, the blood glucose level of the patients gets reduced.

4. Prevent colon cancer:

A study by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that Blueberries’ anthocyanins—which give them their blue hue—attack cancer-causing free radicals and can even block the growth of tumour cells. So, dig into that yummy blueberry pie without hesitation!

5. Prevents early ageing:

To increase the longevity of your youth, you must add lots of blueberries in your diet. As mentioned before, blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants and they can prevent early ageing and its signs. The anti-inflammatory properties present in blueberries help stabilize your brain function.

6. Makes skin glow:

Want softer and radiant skin? Use blueberries as a scrub! Combine 2 cups brown sugar, 2 teaspoons puréed blueberries, and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Apply on face, keep for 20 minutes and wash off. This scrub bestows three benefits to your skin – softens, brightens and exfoliates!

7. Sharpens brain:

Blueberries reverse age-related memory loss, thanks to its abundance of antioxidants called flavonoids. So, snack on a pack of dried-blueberry trail mix to work smarter.

So, gorge happily on those blueberries remain healthy!

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