Known as the "king of antioxidants" and " youth fruit", the blueberry has an indisputable nutritional value. Rich in vitamins A, B, C and PP also has minerals, magnesium, potassium, iron, phosphorus , manganese, sugar, pectin, tannin and citric acid, malic acid and tartaric acid. Among the endless benefits of blueberry consumption, it includes:
Antioxidants (group of vitamins, minerals and enzymes) present in blueberry help neutralize free radicals which damage our immune system and leading to many degenerative diseases.
Thus, blueberries consumption helps in preventing cardiovascular disease, several types of cancer (including colon cancer), reducing also aging-related processes (such as cataracts and Alzheimer's disease) and other nervous system disorders (excellent antidote for depression).
It helps to lower the level of bad cholesterol (LDL). Its use is recommended for diets for hypertension, absence sodium and cholesterol.
When consumed as tea or juice, blueberries help prevent and treat urinary and kidney infections. The antiseptic properties which are conferred, help reduce inflammation of the digestive tract and the presence of fibers help in the regulation of intestinal transit, and when consumed fresh, blueberry has laxative properties, and when dried assist in treatment of diarrhea.
It helps fight short-term memory and improves memory and motor coordination affected by degenerative nature of the diseases.
Due to the high concentration of anthocyanin, bilberry improved night vision and reduce eye fatigue.
Blueberries are used in diabetic retinopathy, lack of renal perfusion and diabetic foot.