Blueberries are an absolutely wonderful fruit to eat.There are so many benefits to consuming blueberries on a regular basis, you’d be crazy not to try it! Most parts of the blueberry plant are known for vaccines and other health benefits.
Blueberries have been consumed for good health for the past few hundred years. Women were using berries during the Civil War days (in the United States) to help fight against menstruation issues. They’re useful in the treatment of bladder stones, lung and liver disorders.
You can eat the berries fresh, dry them or drink their juices. Some healers used to soak the berries in water to make infusions or syrups. Blueberries are a wonderful diuretic and can be used in the treatment of scurvy, mouth ulcers and diarrhea.
During WW2, the British Royal Air Force Pilots were given bilberries in order to improve their site during nighttime bombing missions! Air traffic controllers, airline pilots and truck drivers can also benefit from eating blueberries and bilberries.
One study from the early 80s tells us that eating berries on a regular basis will help improve short-sightedness. One of the most effective uses for blueberries as an extract is for improving micro-circulation. They’re great for the eyes, mucous membranes and the digestive system. Eat plenty of blueberries in order to avoid water retention, particularly in the legs.
Eating blueberries on a regular basis is not a cure all for everything, but it certainly can’t hurt. If you’re looking to improve your health, keep your vision and stay young and healthy, try eating blueberries on a regular basis. You can add them to yogurt, frozen yogurt, cereal, oatmeal or just eat them plain (like I used to do when I was pregnant). Mix them with strawberries, raspberries and other fresh berries for an empowering treat!
Eating a big bowl of fresh fruit will help keep your appetite at bay for the day. When I was pregnant, eating a big bowl of mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, blueberries and more) in the morning, seemed to keep my appetite under control for the day. I wouldn’t be starving in an hour like if I avoided my bowl of berries or ate something different.
Blueberries are full of antioxidants and are very beneficial to your overall health. They fight free radicals, which can be an effect of smoking tobacco cigarettes. In fact, they are full of cancer-fighting properties. According to the USDA, blueberries have the highest quantity of antioxidants per serving than any other fruit, when compared to 20 other popular fruits. The anti-aging benefits of blueberries can’t be ignored and should not be overlooked.
So, the next time you’re planning a special supper and are wondering what you should eat for dessert, try a blueberry pie or sprinkle some frozen blueberries on a small dish of ice cream or fat-free frozen yogurt like my mother used to do! You’ll find it to be a delightful and healthy treat that will keep you younger and healthier!