The blueberry fruit : super food everyone needs
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The blueberry fruit : super food everyone needs

The blueberry fruit belongs to the heather family, and it grows on a flowering shrub called a daisy. The blueberry bushes have oval leaves, one leaf drops off to grow on the stems, and its flowers are in the form of bells colored with white or pink blobs, and the color of its fruits is blue and black.

Blueberries can be eaten in several ways, raw or cooked, because of their sweet taste. In addition to the possibility of drying them like raisins, it can be added to pastries, pancakes, breakfast cereals, and jelly candies. While they are dried, or from the leaves of their bush, tea can be made from them. You can also make blueberry jam.

Blueberry extracts are also available in capsule or soluble powder form. You can also try several skin care products that contain blueberry extracts, although more research is needed to prove their benefit.

The nutritional value of blueberries

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North America is famous for its blueberries, which are an excellent source of many nutrients and antioxidants, which is why they have been included in the list of super foods, as are broccoli, garlic, goji berries, and pomegranates.

The most important thing that distinguishes blueberries from nutritional values is that it:

    • An excellent source of antioxidants, especially anthocyanin, which is a powerful antioxidant.
    • is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K.
    • An excellent source of dietary fiber.
    • is an excellent source of manganese.

Blueberry benefits

    • Blueberries help prevent cardiovascular disease.
    • Blueberries help to help control blood pressure levels and prevent atherosclerosis.
    • Blueberries help to reduce the risk of cancer.
    • Blueberries help to regularize and enhance mental, educational and memory abilities in general.
    • Blueberries have a role in helping to reduce constipation and maintain the regular and healthy expulsion of waste from the body because they contain dietary fiber.
    • Consuming blueberry juice enhances subjective happiness and improves mood.
    • Blueberries help fight premature aging and boost collagen

Blueberry side effects

Blueberries are generally considered safe, but eating them in excessive amounts may cause certain side effects, including:

  • Allergic reaction: The presence of salicylates in blueberries can lead to allergic reactions in the body such as rash, stomach pain, and asthma, when consumed in excessive quantities.
  • Skin problems: It is best to avoid making skin care products containing blueberries at home, as  Blueberries contain a strong pigment, which may lead to temporary staining.It is never recommended to apply blueberries directly to open wounds or burns; Because this may lead to bacterial infection.
  • Since blueberries are rich in fiber, eating them in excess can lead to gas, bloating, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

Also read : The Red banana and its benefits

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