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Thursday, 15 February 2018

7 surprising benefits of blueberries, according to studies

Peru has become the third largest exporter of blueberries worldwide.We tell you its incredible benefits

Small, but powerful. So we could define blueberries, fruits that, according to various studies, have great benefits for our health. Therefore, it is recommended to include them in our daily diet, either through salads, juices, accompanied by yogurt, or as nuts.

According to a study by Harvard University , blueberries or blueberries generate significant benefits in people with hypertension. And is that one of its qualities is the reduction of blood pressure, thanks to its antioxidant properties and that barely contain 84 calories per cup.

They are a source of antioxidants. Cranberries have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that increase our defenses and reduce the risk of suffering from diseases, mainly cardiovascular diseases, according to research from the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center. 

They are highly nutritious. Cranberries are fruits free of fats and sodium;rich in fiber, potassium, diuretics and possessing vitamin C. Thanks to this, in addition, your daily consumption in small portions will provide us with energy. 

They lower blood pressure. Cranberries have significant benefits in people with hypertension. In a study at Harvard University, a group of individuals at high risk of cardiovascular disease noticed a reduction of between 4 and 6% in their blood pressure, after consuming 50 grams of blueberries per day for eight weeks. 

Improve brain function. Cranberries contain flavonoids, a chemical compound that enhances memory and other cognitive functions. In addition, its consumption reduces the risk of suffering from Parkinson's or Alzheimer's, according to a study from the University of South Florida . 

Prevent urinary tract infections Urinary infections are very unpleasant, but cranberry juice is a great ally to defeat them. The anti-adhesives, substances contained in these fruits, help to prevent bacteria from attaching to the bladder walls, according to a study from the Quirón University Hospital in Madrid . 

They delay the signs of aging. According to research by Dr. James A .Joseph , from the Human Nutrition Research Center , daily consumption of blueberries keeps the appearance of the skin "younger".He says they are the best "old proof" foods. 

They help prevent diabetes. Compared to other fruits, the sugar content of blueberries is moderate. Its anthocyanins have protective effects against diabetes, helping to improve the sensitivity of insulin and lower blood sugar levels, according to a study published by the B ritish Medical Journal .


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