Amazing Health Secrets of Blueberry

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Feb 27, 2014

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Blueberries soften dry skin, boost your brain, and may even prevent cancer. Allow us to tell you their amazing health benefits.
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    Berry Wonderful

    Of course, blueberries are delicious, but there are many other great reasons to enjoy blueberries. They are mainly grown in US, Canada, Europe and Asia. There are three types of blueberries based on the bushes in which they grow – Low bush berries, High bush berries and Rabbit eye blueberries. This little fruit softens dry skin, boosts your brain, and may even prevent cancer. Allow us to tell you the amazing health benefits of blueberries. Image Courtesy- Getty Images

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    Reduces Belly Fat

    When you have a potbelly, you are always at a risk of getting heart attack. In order to escape the heart ailment, you must reduce your belly size and blueberries can help you do it.  They contain dietary fibres and are low in calories that help you reduce abdomen fat. They also help in balancing out sugar levels in the body and prevent excess fat accumulation. Image Courtesy- Getty Images

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    Prevents Early Ageing

    To stay young for long, you must add lots of blueberries in your diet. Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants and they can prevent early ageing and its signs. The anti-inflammatory properties present in blueberries help stabilize your brain function. Image Courtesy- Getty Images

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    Brightens the Skin

    For a softer and radiant skin, you can use blueberries as a scrub. Combine 2 cups brown sugar, 2 teaspoons puréed blueberries, and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Apply on face, keep for 20 minutes and wash off. This scrub has bestows three benefits to your skin- berries’ antioxidants soften the skin, lemon juice brightens it, and sugar does the exfoliation. Image Courtesy- Getty Images

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    Prevent Colon Cancer

    A study by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that Blueberries’ anthocyanins—which give them their blue hue—attack cancer-causing free radicals and can even block the growth of tumour cells. What could be a better way to ward off cancer than eating a slice of blueberry pie? Image Courtesy- Getty Images

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    Aids Bladder

    According to a study by Rutgers University, blueberries, like cranberries, contain compounds that prevent bacteria from adhering to bladder walls, which helps ward off urinary-tract infections (UTI’s). Just toss a few blueberries to your morning smoothie and you are good to go. Image Courtesy- Getty Images

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    Sharpens Brain

    The University of Reading and the Peninsula Medical School in England suggests that blueberries reverse age-related memory loss, thanks to its abundance of antioxidants called flavonoids. So, snack on a pack of dried-blueberry trail mix to work smarter. Image Courtesy- Getty Images

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    Improves Vision

    With ageing, people tend to encounter a lot of vision problems like cataract, and myopia. A component called anthocyanosides is present in blueberries which help in preserving the vision.  Image Courtesy- Getty Images

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    Prevents Constipation

    As blueberries are a good source of fibre, they prevent constipation. It is also a good source of vitamins and other nutrients that can promote digestion of food. Image Courtesy- Getty Images

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    Regulates Blood Sugar

    Researchers have proved that blueberries when consumed by people with type 2 diabetes can help regulate the blood sugar level. When they consume blueberries regularly, the blood glucose level of the patients gets reduced. Image Courtesy- Getty Images

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    Are Low in Calories

    Dieters and health conscious people would love blueberries for they contain very low amount of calories. They also prevent the deposition of extra cholesterol in your blood vessels. Not just weight friendly, blueberries are heart friendly too. Image Courtesy- Getty Images

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