7 Secret Benefits of Eating Blueberries Everyday
I love blueberries. They are delicious, versatile and can be used in smoothies, toppings for pancakes and healthy snacks.
But why are blueberries so popular?
Well, they have many hidden health benefits. Here are 7 secret benefits of eating blueberries daily.
1.Blueberries contain Vitamin C - Vitamin C is great for boosting the production of collagen which plumps up the skin giving it a youthful appearance. Vitamin C is known for fighting off the wrinkles. Every cup of blueberries contains approximately 14 mgs of Vitamin C. This meets 25% of the recommended daily allowance.
Vitamin C is renowned for preventing gum disease and strengthening the immune system.
2.Healthy Heart – Research has shown that blueberries protect the heart from disease by preventing high blood pressure, obesity and high blood sugar.
3.Lowers The Risk Of Cancer – Blueberries contain anthocyanins which are said to reduce the development of cancer. They attach free radicals which are said to harm the body and stop tumours forming.
4.Healthier Bones – Blueberries promote the development of healthier bone. There are other nutrients which help the development of strong bones such as iron, manganese, magnesium, zinc vitamin K, phosphorous and calcium.
5.Blueberries are great for diabetes – They are high fibre which benefits type 1 diabetics. The high fibre lowers the levels of glucose in the blood. Those with type 2 have noticed an improvement in levels of blood sugar, insulin and lipids.
6.Blueberries contain Catechins which activate genes which promote fat burning. Therefore, they help with weigh loss.
7.Blueberries are said to slow down aging. They fight this process with the plant nutrient known as Proantholcycines.
So if you want to experience the benefits of blueberries, why not try them out as part of your daily diet.
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