Blueberries for the brain and heart

12 04 2013

blueberry-health-benefitWe are talking here about the blueberry, it is good to know that this little fruit homegrown champion ranks among antioxidants. We have nothing to envy exotic fruits from distant countries. Health experts confirmed the supremacy of the humble blueberry pronouncing it ” Healthiest Food of the World” This assertion the nutritional superiority of blueberry is very impressive and it is worth taking it seriously.

Researchers tested more than 100 different foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices) to evaluate the antioxidant potential. Blueberries, both wild and cultivated, emerged champions for their ability to neutralize free radicals, as well as delay and in some cases counter the effects of aging.

Here We are explaining you the health benefits of Blueberry.

Mental Function: The blueberry is in top for its ability to improve memory in addition to halt and repair the damage caused by the degeneration of neurons due to aging. It even refers to it as a “factor of rejuvenation” for brain cells.

Skin, joints and vascular system: The pigment that gives blueberries their color improves the integrity of collagen which is essential to support the skin, joints and vascular system. These pigments also amplify the beneficial effects of vitamin C, improve the flexibility of the hair and help prevent damage to the vascular system by free radicals and inflammation.

Circulation: Another benefit of blueberries is to help maintain good circulation and ‘clean’ arteries by reducing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol as well as helping to reduce platelet aggregation and maintain healthy endothelial function..

Protection against cardiovascular risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome: Health experts have done research on those people who are diagnosed with this syndrome (which is characterized by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated triglycerides The insulin resistance, abdominal obesity and increased oxidative stress) received the equivalent of 2.3 cups of blueberries a day for 8 weeks. In a short time the result are: decreased blood pressure, reduce blood lipids, including the level of oxidation of LDL cholesterol, reducing oxidative stress (in blood tests) .

It confirms that the Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of all fruits and vegetables.

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