The Health Benefits of Blueberries

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Blueberries have various phytochemicals which could possibly have a role in reducing risks of certain diseases, including inflammation and certain cancers and maintaining a healthy immune system.

Some species of Blueberries contain significant levels of resveratrol a phytochemical in their skins, similar to red grapes.

Reports have shown that the consumption of blueberries may alleviate the cognitive decline occurring in Alzheimers disease and other conditions of aging, which I’m sure many of you would be happy to know. Other health benefits are improved eye sight, the ability of reducing the formation of blood clots, lowering the risk of heart disease, improved memory and reducing the risk of urinary tract infections.

Wild blueberries are said to pack even more punch in the nutritional stakes. They are also low GI, scoring 53 on the scale, which is good news for people that suffer from diabetes.

Besides tasting delicious, blueberries are also naturally fat free and low in calories.They make a excellent breakfast, especially when blended with bananas, just blend 3 or 4 bananas together with a handful of blueberries a cup of water and if you like you can add some greens for an added boost.

There are so many delicious ways to enjoy them, from smoothies, muffins pies, cheesecakes any way that you can think of. It is just up to your imagination.

Blueberries are readily available in your local supermarket, you can buy them fresh or frozen, so make sure you add them to your diet for a awesome boost of antioxidants and phytochemicals.It is also a great way to get your recommended amount of fruit into your daily diet, just 1/2 a cup of wild blueberries will deliver one fruit serving and is a great source of dietary fiber. So go ahead and enjoy something that is so tasty and very good for you.

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Source by Paula Couchman