Blueberries: Natures Magical Fruit
Blueberries are both nutritious and delicious around this time of year, but what exactly makes them so nutritious? Blueberries are great as a fighter against cancer, rich in antioxidants, a helper in memory, and much more.
The fight against cancer is huge, and with different cancers appearing all the time we need to be mindful of the foods we eat. Fortunately if you consume blueberries on a regular basis, you already have a great start to fight numerous cancers. Blueberries contain special antioxidants that fight off the means of cancer. The antioxidants protect the body from cell damage that can lead to skin cancer, as well as cancers of the bladder, lung, breast and esophagus.
In order to fight off cancers your body also needs to have a good immune system. Blueberries are a great source for antioxidants and contain 16% of your daily vitamin C in just one cup serving. These special antioxidants are also not just good immune system boosters like regular antioxidants, but instead these antioxidants are good for the entire body! Some newer studies have shown that consumption of blueberries can help the body reduce damage to muscles after long workouts, provides protection of the nervous system from oxidative stress, and even protects the blood sugar regulatory system and digestive tract. These aren’t your typical antioxidants; this puts blueberries in a category of its own.
What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, brainberries! Blueberries are sometime referred to as “brainberries” because of their help with our aging brains. Research has found that blueberries can help with the forgetfulness that comes with old age, and may even help in some degenerative diseases like dementia or Alzheimer’s. Studies suggest that the flavonoids from blueberries may help nerve cells better communicate. This in return helps stimulate the regeneration of brain cells. This would help both short-term and long-term memory problems....