20 Benefits of Blueberries

by Claire Minnaar


Blueberries are one of those much talked about wonder fruits that not only taste great, but do wonders for the body, mind and soul:

  1. Exceptionally high in antioxidants which make it the ideal detox food.
  2. Blueberries contain catechins which active fat-burning cells, especially in the stomach area.
  3. By raising haemoglobin and oxygen in the blood, they help boost the immune system.
  4. Wave wrinkles goodbye! This wonder fruit prevents wrinkles as well as other signs of ageing.
  5. Blueberries reduce cholesterol and stabilises blood sugar.
  6. Rich in proanthocyanidins, they help protect the brain against toxins and disease.
  7. A handful a day can improve memory and motor skills, as well as reverse the loss thereof.
  8. Each berry is packed with essential vitamins C and E, plus iron, magnesium and potassium.
  9. Blueberries are known to help reduce the risk of cancer and various heart diseases.
  10. If you suffer from allergies, these berries can help relieve it or at least reduce severity thereof.
  11. Containing salicylic acid, blueberries naturally help reduce and relieve pain.
  12. Blueberries have excellent anti-inflammatory properties.
  13. Dopamine is the body’s natural mood-booster, and by promoting the production of this chemical, blueberries act as a natural anti-depressant.
  14. Thanks to the high level of carotenoids, they improve vision and overall eye health.
  15. Blueberries boost brain function and improve the central nervous system.
  16. Children can benefit from this scrummy fruit, as it increases the growing brain’s natural learning capacity and motor skills.
  17. Blueberries improve digestion and prevent/relieve constipation.
  18. Low in fat and full of fibre, it makes for an excellent weight-loss snack.
  19. Whether eaten or mixed with lotion, blueberries promote healthy, glowing skin.
  20. In the long run, blueberries can help prevent and relieve urinary tract infections.

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