Blueberries

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants & vitamin C to help fight disease, as well as anthocyanin, a pigment shown to boost brainpower. One study found that people who ate the greatest amount of this fruit were less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults. Besides...

HEALTHY & FUN FRUITY FACTS

Tatianna

3/14/2021 1 min read

Blueberries

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants & vitamin C to help fight disease, as well as anthocyanin, a pigment shown to boost brainpower.  One study found that people who ate the greatest amount of this fruit were less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults.  Besides other health benefits, blueberries help prevent high blood pressure & brain damage leading to Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, the antioxidants in blueberries may have a protective effect on your brain. For example, eating blueberries has been shown to improve memory in older adults. The berries also have anti-cancer properties, which make them an essential part of any balanced diet. One study found that eating blueberries regularly may increase natural killer cells in the body. This helps defend you against oxidative stress & viral infections. Blueberries have a pretty low glycemic index, & they have been found to benefit people with diabetes. They are also high in fiber, vitamin K, & manganese.