24 Health Benefits of Blueberries


The perennial flowering plant is often known as blueberry. Blueberry is considered native to the North America. This can attend the height of around four meters in height.

The alluring texture of the blueberries is considering the prime reason for its immense popularity. Further, the goodness of the innate nutrient followed by the variety of the phytochemical drastically increases the health benefits.

Blueberries are consumed in various forms such as raw, jams, jellies, muffins, and variety of others. The popularity of the blueberries is constantly on the rise, which is accelerated by the immense health benefit upon consumption. The goodness of the phytochemical and nutrient in the blueberries is claimed to induce several beneficial effects on the human health.


Table of Content

Nutrition

Health Benefits of Blueberries

1. Diabetes
2. Prolong Life
3.  Healthy Heart
4. Enhance Immunity
5. Cognitive Function
6. Healthy Eye
7. Cancer Prevention
8. Digestion of Food
9. Weight Loss
10. Anemia
11. Fertility
12. Kidney Disease
13. Healthy Bone
14. Blood Clotting
15. Prevent Depressions
16. Acne
17. Arthritis
18. Fatty Liver
19. Gout
20. Gastritis
21. Neurogenesis
22. Thyroid
23. Cataract
24. Glaucoma

Side Effects

1. Kidney Stones
2. Acid Reflux
3. Eczema
4. Gastro Intestinal Distress


Nutrition


Blueberry is lush with the goodness of the essential nutrient required for the human body. The predominant part of the blueberry comprises of the carbohydrate which comprises of more than fourteen percent by volume. It has the scant amount of the fat and protein respectively.

The vitamins present in the blueberries include vitamin A, C, E, K and B-complex vitamin-like B1, B2, B3, B5, B9 and B9 in varying amount.


The minerals present in the blueberries are Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Sodium in different proportion (1).

  

Health Benefits of Blueberries


1. Diabetes


The goodness of the nutrition innate in the blueberries is claimed to beneficial in preventing the occurrence of the type 2 diabetes in the human body (2).
  
The goodness of the nutrients innate in the blueberries followed by the low glycemic index of the blueberries is beneficial to combat the diabetes occurrence.

2. Prolong Life


The goodness of the polyphenols innate in the blueberries is claimed to be effective in expanding the life of the humans. This is due to the beneficial effect of slowing down aging due to the consumption of the blueberries (3). 

3.  Healthy Heart


Due to series of the health benefits upon consumption of the blueberries healthy heart can be obtained. The healthy heart is obtained due to the low content of fat, the presence of the minerals like potassium, an antioxidant present in the blueberries.

There are several types of research pointing out the demise in the occurrence of the heart attack upon the consumption of the blueberries (4).

  

4. Enhance Immunity


The presence of the vitamin C, which is widely praised for the boosting of the immunity, is present in the blueberries its aids in boosting of the immunity.

The goodness of the powerful antioxidant in blueberries is claimed to enhance the immunity in the human (5).
  

5. Cognitive Function


Cognitive function is enhanced by the consumption of the blueberries in the daily basis. This is due to the beneficial effect of the innate nutrient in the blueberries (6).

6. Healthy Eye


Blueberries are lush with the goodness of the essential minerals, the nutrient required for the adequate functioning of the vision. Due to this consumption of the blueberries in the daily basis is beneficial to obtain the healthy eye (7).

  

7. Cancer Prevention


High level of the antioxidant in the blueberries is beneficial in the prevention of the growth of the cancerous cell. There are several types of research pointing the demise in the occurrence of the cancer cell by the intake of blueberries in the daily basis (8).
  

8. Digestion of Food


Intake of the blueberries is claimed to be beneficial in acquiring adequate digestion of the food due to several benefits.

Firstly, The goodness of the high fiber and polyphenols in the blueberries is claimed to be beneficial to obtain healthy flora in the gut.

Secondly, the low glycemic index of the blueberries makes the retention of food in the intestine for the longer period of time (9).

9. Weight Loss


The negligible amount of the fat innate in the blueberries followed by low glycemic index can be beneficial for the one wishing to lose weight.

The goodness of the high fiber combined with the high amount of the antioxidant is beneficial in losing the weight (10).

Due to the several health benefits of consumption blueberries is often included in the list of the diet, which can lose the weight.

10. Anemia


The goodness of the innate Iron and Folate knew as vitamin B 9 is helpful in the prevention of the anemia in the human body (11).

11. Fertility


All types of berries including the blueberries are beneficial for enhancing fertility. This is due to the beneficial effect of the goodness of the nutrient in the blueberries (12).
  

12. Kidney Disease


The goodness of the fiber, vitamin C and antioxidant innate in the blueberries is beneficial in the kidney ailments. A handful of blueberries every day produce the beneficial effect (13).


Due to this blueberries are often included in the list of the food that can be consumed by the chronic kidney patients.

13. Healthy Bone


Despite the low amount of the calcium and virtually absence of the vitamin D in the blueberries the consumption of the blueberries enhance the bone density and prevent osteoporosis.

This is due to the beneficial effect of the powerful antioxidant, Vitamin K, and many other beneficial chemicals innate in the blueberries (14).

  

14. Blood Clotting


The presence of the significant amount of the vitamin K in the blueberries is beneficial in the adequate functioning of the blood clotting in the human body (15).

Adequate blood clotting mechanism is vital to prevent the internal and the external hemorrhage. Both the internal and external hemorrhage causes several noisome effects in the human health.

15. Prevent Depressions


Consumption of the blueberries in daily basis prevents the occurrence of the depression in the human body.

The goodness of the antioxidant innate in the blueberries is claimed to prevent the oxidative stress in the brain. The oxidative stresses in the brain are the culprit for the occurrence of the various diseases like Depression, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia (16).

16. Acne


The infection or inflammation in the sebaceous gland in the skin is often called acne.

Depending on the severity of the acne occurrence the intake of the food high in the antioxidant like blueberries is claimed to be the benefit in the prevention of the acne (17).

Further, high content of the salicylates acid in the blueberries is claimed to be beneficial in the soothing the acne occurrence in the skin.

17. Arthritis


The goodness of the innate phytochemical, folic acid, anti-inflammatory innate in the blueberries is beneficial in the prevention of arthritis in the human body (18).

Arthritis is the pain and inflammation in the joints. Depending on the age group the severe of arthritis greatly varies.

18. Fatty Liver


Fatty liver is the condition in which the massive amount of fat gets deposited in the liver.

The intake of the various barriers including the blueberries is claimed to be beneficial for the liver.

Consumption of the blueberries is beneficial in preventing the fatty liver due to the presence of the high antioxidant in the blueberries (19).

19. Gout


The inadequate metabolism of the uric acid can spike the uric acid level in the blood is technically refers to as gout.  The symptoms of gout include pain and inflammation in the joints. The red or purplish skin is visible from the external.

Consumption of the berries high in the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties is beneficial in the prevention of the occurrence of gout in the human body (20).

20. Gastritis


Gastritis is the common ailments occurring in the human body. This is marked by the inflammation of the lining of the stomach, which often causes burning sensation. Depending upon the severity gastritis can create several noisome.

Intake of the food high in the antioxidant like the blueberries is claimed to be beneficial in the prevention of the occurrence of gastritis in the human body (21).

21. Neurogenesis


The growth of the new brain cell is often coined as the neurogenesis. Consumption of the blueberries is claimed to enhance the neurogenesis.

This is due to the presence of the anthocyanin dye that induces the blue color in the blueberries (22).
  

22. Thyroid


The thyroid gland is located in the neck, which secretes the hormone, which has the vital functioning of the human body. The enlargement of the thyroid gland is known as goiter that demises the aesthetic value.

Both the hyper and hyposecretion of the thyroid gland causes several problems in the human health.

The less section or hyposecretion demise the metabolic rate with causes the massive gain in weight in short period of time. Whereas high secretion causes the massive loss of weight over the short time. These necessitate adequate functioning of the thyroid gland.

Food high in the antioxidant including blueberries is claimed to produces the beneficial effect in the optimal functioning of the thyroid gland (23).

  

23. Cataract


Cataract is the common health problems encounter after forty years of age. Cataract is characterized by the loss of vision and in advanced stage complete loss of vision is often experience. Cataract is the leading cause of the blindness around the globe.

The consumption of the food high in the antioxidant is claimed to demise the occurrence of the cataract. This is due to the goodness of the innate antioxidant in the blueberries (24).
  

24. Glaucoma


This is the condition marked by rapid loss of the vision due to increase in the pressure in the eye bulb.


Intake of the blueberries is claimed to soothe the glaucoma occurrence in the human (25).
  

Side Effects


1. Kidney Stones


The high oxalic acid in the berries is claimed to increase the risk of the kidney stones (26).

Further, the goodness of vitamin C and B6 is beneficial in preventing the formation of the kidney stones. This beneficial effect is due to decrease in the oxalate production in the kidney by the intake of the Vitamin C and B 6 (27).
  

2. Acid Reflux


Anyone suffering from heartburn and acid reflux needs to abstain the consumption of the Blueberries. Blueberries are acidic food with the pH Varies from 3.1 to 3.4 (28).

3. Eczema


Eczema or Atopic Dimities is characterized by the blisters in the skin and has no external causes.  Consumption of the blueberries is claimed to worsen the condition of eczema in the humans (29).

4. Gastro Intestinal Distress


There are the cases of the gastrointestinal distress upon the consumption of the blueberries (30).


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