Until now, there have been rumors circulating that claimed blueberries are beneficial for our health. These rumors have proved to be accurate as several studies came to recognize the benefits of these berries that can be found in every supermarket, in every form: fresh, frozen or dried for use in herbal teas.
The blueberry family is comprised of cranberries, bilberries, huckleberries, and Madeira blueberries, but blueberries are the only ones that have the highest amount of antioxidants and phytochemicals.
The studies discovered that they could decrease the risk of high blood pressure, to better the memory and to make the aging process a healthier procedure. The five studies that examined the fruits have been issued in the Journal of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.
New Research Revealed That Blueberries Are Indeed Beneficial For Our Health
One research studied the effects of blueberries on blood pressure. The results were that blueberries could diminish systolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure shows the maximum pressure of blood on the walls of blood vessels during one heartbeat. The phytochemicals anthocyanins found in blueberries also boost the blood vessel function.
Another research studied the impact of blueberries on the memory of older people. The polyphenols which can be found in blueberries and grapes are able to enhance the cognitive functions of people that had problems with memory. This is an essential discovery as more and more elders struggle with memory loss and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Other studies concentrated upon finding a correlation between blueberries consumption and inflammations. It was discovered that blueberries could diminish inflammations, which could help people not to worry about the ailments that appear as they get older. Blueberries have received the nickname ‘super fruit’ as they have only health benefits.