The so-called Blueberries (blueberry, blackberry) contain large amounts of vitamins that will get us more healthy and strong. It has vitamin C and E. In addition, also contain a pigment called anthocyanin and flavonoid pterostilbene acting as antioxidants.
According to the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston, USA, Blueberries are among the fruits which have greater antioxidant power.
The anthocyanin, a plant enzyme that gives color to blueberries could be the key component of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this fruit, mainly blackberry.
Protect the Heart
This powerful anti-oxidant is associated with an increased DHL or good cholesterol, what diminishes the heart possibilities to suffer affections. The flavonoids act as powerful antioxidants and may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, the accumulation of fat in the arteries that is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease. Blueberries contain high amounts of flavonoids and polyphenolic components have been shown to inhibit this phenomenon.
The gum health
Studies published in the Journal of the American Dental Association reported that a unique component of cranberry juice has the ability to reverse and inhibit the coaggregation of certain oral bacteria responsible for dental plaque and periodontal disease. The delay also takes care of our dental health.
Potential cancer prevention
In cancer prevention, the results are promising but not definitive. Laboratory studies by the University of Illinois showed that blueberries, and more particularly berries, have potential anticarcinogenic properties.