Know why blueberries are good to eat!

Delicious blueberries belong to the family of berries, which include cranberry and bilberry. 

By Irengbam Jenny | Updated: Nov 21, 2014, 13:06 PM IST

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New Delhi: Delicious blueberries belong to the family of berries, which include cranberry and bilberry. They are deep in colour, ranging from blue, maroon to purple-black. They are grown in clusters and vary in size like a small pea to a marble. Though blueberries are small in size but the fruit offers huge health benefits.

Here are some reasons for you to eat yummy blueberries:

Makes skin healthy: Blueberries are good for skin as its antioxidants softens the skin. Many vitamins in blueberries neutralize or normalize oil levels which makes the skin healthy. Vitamin A is used in a variety of acne-related skin treatments.

Reduces Heart risk: Blueberries reduces the risk of heart disease in women due to high content of anthocyanins in it. Anthocyanins helps to counter the build-up of plaque and improve cardiovascular health. Blueberries are an ideal dietary supplement to cure many heart diseases because of the high fiber content, anti oxidants and the ability to dissolve bad cholesterol.

Cancer risk: Blueberries help in blocking cancer-causing free radicals and possibly even stops tumor cells from forming. The content of compounds in bluberries like Pterostilbene, Ellagic Acid and other anti oxidants such as vitamin-C and copper can do miracles to prevent and cure cancer.

Constipation & Digestion: The fibre in blueberries keeps away constipation. The vitamins, sodium, copper, fructose and acids of the fruit improves digestion.

Good for Brain: Blueberries helps to heal neurotic disorders by preventing degeneration and death of neurons, brain cells. Serious problems like Alzheimer’s disease can be cured with the help of this fruit. They even heal damaged brain cells and neuron tissues to keep your memory sharp for a long time.

Improves bladder aid: Blueberries contains compounds formed of big polymer like heavy molecules that prevent bacteria from adhering to bladder walls. These heavy and big molecules wash-off the bacteria along the tract, thereby preventing urinary-tract infections (UTI’s).