PROPERTIES AND BENEFITS OF BLUEBERRIES
Lets discover something more about the delicious blueberries and especially lets see the properties and benefits of blueberries.
The blueberries can be blue (Vaccinium myrtillus) or red (Vaccinum votis idea) but both belong to the family of the Ericacee. They have a strong antioxidant power, are useful for the health of the heart, intestine and eyes.
The Blueberry is absolutely the most rich in vitamin B9, anthocyanins and tannin.
The blueberries are not only delicious but are also useful for problems of capillary fragility, for the circulation of the blood and for the eyesight. The blueberries can also help the intestinal function and to maintain the liver healthy.
Furthermore since they have a high content of antioxidant substances they contribute to preventing the action of free radicals, responsible of ageing and cellular degeneration at the base of many diseases including cancer.
Speaking of the properties and of the benefits of blueberries we can also speak of their anti-inflammatory properties; they are mainly used in the prevention and therapy of infections in the urinary tract and in particular of cystitis, they can also be used to fight the diarrhea.
CONTENTS OF BLUEBERRIES
100 g blueberries contain 25 Kcal / 103 kj.
In addition each 100 g of this product contains :
– Water 85 g
– Carbohydrates 5,1 g
– Sugars 5.1 g
– Protein 0.9 g
– Fats 0.2 g
– Cholesterol 0 g
– Total Fibre 3,1 g
– Sodium 2 mg
– Potassium 160 mg
– Iron 0.7 mg
– Calcium 41 mg
– Phosphorus 31 mg
– Vitamin B1 0.02 mg
–Vitamina B2 0,05 mg
– Vitamin B3 0.5 mg
– Vitamin A 13µg
– Vitamin C 15 mg
Therefore as you can see they are a real healthaid but be careful when you go to the supermarket make sure that you choose the local ones, because all these vitamins disappear during very long journeys or in refrigerators, hence take advantage of the farmers’ markets or the supermarket that has local products, it is obviously better if they are organic.
To sum up in short the properties and benefits of blueberries, we can clearly say that they are useful for the eyes, skin, capillaries, intestine and liver, cardiocirculatory apparatus, heart and urinary tract.
You can also make smoothies with blueberries or add them to plain low-fat yogurt at breakfast, excellent also as a snack, especially during periods of great eye fatigue you can also assume supplements precisely based on blueberries for a few weeks until the tiredness decreases. In the case instead of circulatory problems blueberries are excellent fresh and in juice.
Moreover the blueberries are an excellent ingredient also in homemade cakes, for example you can add them in the muffins with wholemeal flour or simply process and drink fresh.
SMOOTHIE RECIPE FOR CIRCULATION
125 g fresh blueberries
The juice of half a lemon
5 finely ground almonds
Half pre-cooked beetroot
Mix everything in the blender until the mixture is uniform, blueberries provide vitamins useful for the blood circulation, the almonds provide omega3 and the lemon rich in vitamins serves to give acidity to the smoothie, the beetroot will satisfy you and provide vitamins useful to the skin, it is ideal for breakfast or as a snack.
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