The Health Benefits of Blueberries
The antioxidant-related health benefits of blueberries extend even further…
High blood pressure, obesity and diabetes – metabolic syndrome is a condition that combines high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity. It can be a precursor to serious health conditions such as strokes and coronary heart disease. Consuming a diet rich in low calorie, low fat foods rich in antioxidants such as blueberries (which remember, are one of the richest sources of antioxidants) can help to protect against diabetes and heart disease.
Obesity and weight loss – rich in fibre that keeps our bellies full and our bowels regular, consuming blueberries can be a helpful addition to a weight loss plan. Consuming fibre rich foods will mean that we feel fuller for longer, and therefore consume fewer calories.
Anti-cancer effects – blueberries are rich in vitamin C as well as antioxidants that protect our cells and DNA from damage that can lead to inflammation and ultimately potentially cancerous tumours. Studies suggest that consuming blueberries could have an anti-cancer effect by decreasing inflammation and inhibiting tumour growth. Blueberries are also rich in folate, that can help to prevent DNA mutations that can lead to cancerous cells.