- Improves vision
- Destroys free radicals
- Promotes brain function
- Aids in digestion
- Slows the aging process
Blueberries are packed with vitamins and nutrients that your body needs daily. They contain antioxidant phytonutrients that neutralize free radical damage to cells and tissues. A single blueberry contains more than three times the antioxidants than an apple. The antioxidants contained in blueberries have a wide range of health benefits that include the prevention of urinary tract infections and the improvement of memory. Blueberries are also very low in calories. 140 grams of blueberries contains only one gram of fat. Additionally, this is good fat used by the body to maintain healthy tissue. Blueberries are also known to promote healthy brain function such as memory.
Blueberries contain substances known as tannins that act as astringents in the digestive system to reduce inflammation. Blueberries also promote the health of the urinary tract. They contain the same substance as cranberries that prevent bacteria from infecting the urethra and bladder.
Blueberries are also found to slow the aging process. The compound that is responsible for this is called anthocyanin. Arthocyanin gives blueberries their color and may be the key component to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the blueberry.