Blueberries - Besides tasting great in ceral, oatmeal or yogurt they are also very good for you.
Blueberry antioxidants and health benefits
Blueberries are a natural and rich source of antioxidants. Blueberry antioxidants include flavoroids (catechin andepicatechin), anthocyanin(which gives the blue pigment of the fruit), beta-caratine, phenolic compounds and allagic acid(ellagitannin). They are also high in antioxidant vitamins such as vitamins A,E and C. It is also a good source of dietary fiber.
Health benfits of the blueberry
Because of the high antiocidant content, dietary fiber andother nutrients the blueberry is known to have great health benefits. Several researches indicate blueberries potential anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects. It may also delay or prevent onset of cancer or neurodegenerative diseases such as memory loss and alxjeimer's disease.
Health benefits of the blueberry may be explained by the capacity of its antioxidants to scavenge free-radicals which are causes of age-related human diseases.