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Blueberry antioxidants and health benefits

Posted on: March 3, 2009

Blueberry fruits are round, light blue to dark blue, and around 1/2 inch in diameter. Eventhough blue berry is mostly consumed as fresh fruit and juice, it is also used as ingredient to make sauces, drinks, and desserts.

Blueberry is a natural and rich source of antioxidants. Blue berry antioxidants include flavonoids (catechin, epicatechin), anthocyanin (which gives the blue pigment to the fruit), beta-carotene, phenolic compounds and ellagic acid (ellagitannin). Blue berry is high in antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin E, A and C. It is also a good source of dietary fiber.

Health benefit of blueberry

Because of the high antioxidant content, dietary fiber and other nutrients, blueberry is known to have great health benefits. Several researches indicate blueberry’s potential anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects. It may also delay or prevent onset of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases such as memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Health benefits of blueberry may be explained by the capacity of its antioxidants to scavenge free-radicals which are causes for age-related human diseases.

Blueberry also helps lower LDL cholesterol (a cause for stroke and cardiovascular heart disease), reduce the risk of urinary tract infection, and improve eye vision.

http://www.dietaryfiberfood.com/blueberry-antioxidant.php

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2 Responses to "Blueberry antioxidants and health benefits"

I used to take this blueberry for granted before, but now I include it as part of my regular diet regiment due to the following reasons:

1. They help to slow the aging process.
2. They help reduce cell damage that may lead to some forms of cancer.
3. They help prevent and even cure urinary tract infections.
4. They help clean our blood vessels, our arteries and veins.
5. They are proving to be beneficial to folks suffering with arthritis and fibroses myalgia.
6. They benefit the nervous system and may help to prevent mood swings.
7. They help you maintain good vision.
8. They are good for your complextion.
9. Help you stick to that “diet” and aid in weight control.

Try it and reap its benefits too.

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