Blueberries are one of the most powerful antioxidants of all fruits, berries and vegetables. Try to add it to your food, snacks etc. as much as you can.
Blue berries can be bought fresh or frozen and you can therefore consume it all year around. Some studies show that the antioxidant level in blueberries after freezing will decrease, so fresh is to be preferred. But eating frozen blueberries will give you more antioxidants then eating none.
It’s the dark blue color in the blueberries that contains to the anti-angiogenesis substance delphinidin which gives the blue berries its antioxidants benefits.
Antioxidants helps to protect your body from free radicals. Free radicals are byproducts of oxygen metabolism in the body and are toxic. Free radicals can damage living cells in what is called “oxidative stress”. They are linked to ageing and diseases.
Blueberries also contains resveratrol which is good to fight fungal infection, ultraviolet radiation, stress, and injury.
Consuming blueberries can in studies be linked to:
- A reduced risk for cancer.
- Reduce levels of oxidized LDL and therefore good for your heart.
- Benefit people with high blood pressure.
- Lower risk for diabetes