Blueberries have tangy taste. Most people have tasted this fruit. Even if you do not have tasted it, you should do as soon as possible because it has too many health benefits which are good for your overall health. This fruit is known as “super-food” because it is one of the most powerful berries which you have ever seen. This fruit belongs to the Vaccinium family. Blueberries can be found in two types. The first type is the “low – bush” or wild blueberry. The scientific name of this type of blueberries is Vaccinium angustifolium. The second type of blueberries is the “high – bush” blueberry or the cultivated blueberry. The scientific name of this type of blueberry is Vaccinium corymbosum. But also there is one other type which is uncommon type and the scientific name of this type is Vaccinium pallidum.
Here are some health benefits of the blueberries:
Immunity: This fruit is rich with antioxidants like iron (this element is promoting immunity by raising hemoglobin and oxygen concentration in blood), zinc, selenium, copper (a very effective immune builder and anti – bacterial substance), Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C and Anthocyanin. These antioxidants can boost your immune system and also it can prevent the infections. When our immune system is strong, then we cannot catch pox, fever and colds and many other communicable diseases spread by viruses and bacteria.
Heart disease: Blueberries have high amounts of fiber which are brilliant antioxidants. Also they have ability to dissolve the bad cholesterol. This is making them an ideal dietary supplement which can cure many heart diseases. Also they are strengthening the cardiac muscles.
Cancer: Blueberries can be very effective natural cure for the cancer patients because they have some compounds like Ellagic Acid and Pterostilbene (an excellent remedy for the liver and colon cancer) which in harmony with an Anthocyanin and other antioxidants like copper and Vitamin C which can do miracles such as to prevent and cure cancer.
Constipation and digestion: Blueberries have fiber which can prevent the constipation. Also it has acids, fructose, copper, sodium and vitamins which can improve the digestion by stimulating the correct gastric and digestive juices to move the food that you consume smoothly and safely throughout your gastrointestinal system.
Brain function, memory and Alzheimer’s disease: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants. They have manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, potassium, sodium, zinc, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin A and selenium which can prevent and heal neurotic disorders because they are preventing degeneration and death of neurons. The mentioned essential nutrients can protect the braincells and they can help you to restore the health of the central nervous system. Many people do not believe that the blueberries are one of the best natural cures for Alzheimer’s disease because this is a serious disease. Blueberries can heal damaged brain cells and neuron tissues and this means that they will keep your memory sharp for a long period.
Eye care and macular degeneration: Blueberries are one of the best alternatives for eye surgeries, medications, eye – drops, contact lenses and spectacles. Blueberries can prevent or delay all age – related ocular problems such as infections, dryness, hypermetropia, myopia, cataracts and macular degeneration, particularly those pertaining to the retina because blueberries are rich in antioxidants. Macular degeneration is a very serious problem where the retina of our eyes degenerates gradually ultimately leading to complete or partial blindness. You can add blueberries in your diet because they can help you to have healthy vision. Blueberries are essential and beneficial for your ocular health because they are rich in antioxidants (phosphorous, zinc, selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin C), flavonoids (such as quercetin, resveritrol and rutin) and carotenoids (such as zeaxanthin and lutein).