5 Amazing Health Benefits of Blueberries

BlueberriesBlueberries are a delicious addition to many healthy recipes, especially oatmeal, yogurt, and whole grain cereal. Blueberries are also the perfect snack too. If their delicious taste does not convince you to eat more of them, here are a few health benefits that will.

Blueberries Boost Brain Power

Blueberries can improve brain function and has been found to combat the damage done by Alzheimer’s disease. Blueberries have also been found to repair damaged brain cells. It is a very smart idea to get more blueberries into your diet.

Blueberries Help Weight Loss

Blueberries are naturally low in calories, which is enough to make them a great weight loss food. However, the weight loss effect of blueberries has also been studied on rats. Research has found that a diet high in blueberries can decrease belly fat, reduce liver mass, and improve insulin levels.

Blueberries Keep Your Heart Healthy

Since blueberries are high in fiber, they help reduce plaque build up in the arteries. Blueberries are also a great fruit to reduce bad cholesterol.

Blueberries Combat Cancer Cells

Recent health news tells us that a diet rich in antioxidants are the way to go to prevent and fight cancer. Blueberries even have a higher concentration of antioxidants than red wine.

Blueberries Boost Your Immune System

Just one cup of blueberries provides you with 25 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C. Blueberries are also packed with many other vitamins and antioxidants which can help you fight colds and infections better. Next time it is sick season, blend up a blueberry smoothie to stay healthy.

Who knew that so many health benefits could come from one little berry? Blueberries truly are an amazing fruit and are a great idea to include in your diet. Organic blueberries are best, but if cost is a factor, you can still enjoy the health benefits from frozen blueberries.

 

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