Thursday, June 16, 2016

Greatness in These Little Blue Gems


Happy hump day loves!!! Well, we're half way through such a blessed week and I want to share the health benefits of these beauties with you. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits! Not only are they popular around the world for their great taste, but also because they provide numerous health benefits for people.

The base for all of the blueberries health benefits are in fact that they are extremely rich in Antioxidants. Antioxidants are very important to our body because they help support overall health and immune system. Here are some proven health benefits of blueberries:

• Boost Immune System

• Neutralize Free Radicals

• Improves Memory

• Maintain Good Eyesight
Nutrients contain in blueberries has proved helpful in enhancing and maintaining people’s eyesight. Blueberries are great source of Vitamin A which is an essential nutrient for maintaining good eyesight.

• Lower Cholesterol Levels

• Prevent Heart Disease

• Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Another health benefit of blueberries is their ability to not only prevent urinary tract infections, but also cure them. 

• Prevent Cancer
Several Compounds in blueberries such as Ellagic Acid and Pterostilbene are known for their cancer prevention and healing properties. 

• Prevent Constipation and Improve Digestion
Blueberries are rich in fiber, a nutrient which helps prevent constipation, while copper, fructose, sodium, and vitamins in blueberries help to improve digestion.

• Slow aging process
Blueberries have been shown to have a positive impact on aging. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of blueberries build a protective layer around the brain to fight the signs of aging and deterioration.

• Act as Natural Anti-depressants
Blueberries would keep you in good mood and reduce depression symptoms without the use of any medication.
When buying blueberries, make sure to look for ones that are firm, plump, and deeply-colored. The deeper the color, the more antioxidants it has. So get out there and buy some farm fresh organic blueberries! Happy snacking!


Peace & Love
XO
~Katina

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