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5 benefits of blueberries for the body

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Blueberries are not only a delicious and versatile fruit, but also a real ally for our well-being. Rich in vitamins (A, C, E and K), minerals (potassium, manganese and iron), fiber and antioxidants, blueberries offer numerous benefits for the health and beauty of the body, so much so that they are considered a real superfood.

Before diving into the 5 benefits of blueberries for the body, let's take a journey back in time to find out when and why this small fruit began to be used.

Why blueberries?

The origins of the use of blueberry are lost in the mists of time. Traces of its consumption have been found in archaeological sites dating back to the Stone Age , both in Europe and North America, testifying to its use thousands of years ago.

The spread of blueberries in natural environments made them easily available to populations of different eras, without the need for cultivation or long trades. This abundance favored its use and experimentation as a remedy for various problems.

With the progress of scientific knowledge and the development of modern medicine, the use of blueberries for healing purposes has gradually waned. However, today's research has confirmed many of the beneficial properties handed down by tradition , highlighting the nutritional value and potential positive effects of blueberry on health.

Today, blueberries are considered a precious food rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Their intake as part of a healthy and balanced diet can bring numerous benefits to the body, strengthening the immune system, improving vision, protecting the heart and counteracting cellular aging.

Now that we have discovered the ancient roots of blueberry use, we are ready to explore the 5 benefits that this small fruit can bring to our body!

 

5 benefits of blueberries

  1. Healthier and brighter skin

Blueberries are a rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient for the production of collagen, the protein that gives skin elasticity and tone. Furthermore, the antioxidants contained in blueberries fight free radicals, responsible for cellular aging and the onset of wrinkles and blemishes.

  1. Anti-inflammatory action

Anthocyanins, plant pigments present in abundance in blueberries, have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This means that blueberries may help reduce chronic inflammation, a risk factor for several diseases such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer.

  1. Improvement of microcirculation

Blueberries help improve microcirculation, i.e. blood circulation in small capillaries. This translates into more toned, luminous and compact skin, but also in less visibility of dark circles and bags under the eyes when used in solutions for this area.

  1. Urinary tract wellbeing

Blueberries are traditionally used to prevent and treat urinary tract infections, thanks to their antibacterial property which prevents bacteria from adhering to the walls of the bladder.

  1. Ally of sight

The anthocyanins contained in blueberries help improve microcirculation at the ocular level, promoting the regeneration of the retina and improving night vision and the ability to adapt to the dark.

 

How to take blueberries

There are several ways to consume blueberries and exploit their contents, let's look at some of them together. It is important to remember that vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning the body does not store it. For this reason, it is important to take it every day through nutrition or supplementation.

You could consume them fresh by adding them to your meals, for example to yogurt, cereals, muesli, adding them to cakes, salads and even savory dishes such as chicken or salmon. Or in a slightly more classic way as a snack or smoothie/smoothie by combining them with other fruits, yogurt, milk or water to create a nutritious and refreshing meal. You could drink cranberry juice every day or, why not, transform it into a culinary ingredient to create sauces, syrups or frostings for desserts.

Blueberry extract is also used for creams, tonics, serums and much more . This is the case of our PARTY READY leggings , soaked in a solution containing blueberry extract which combats free radicals and promotes microcirculation for more toned and elasticized skin.

However, if you are unable to consume enough fresh or dried blueberries due to the seasonality of the product, you could try vitamin C supplements based on blueberry extract.

Not just taste, therefore, but also a concentrate of well-being: blueberries are a precious ally for our all-round health. If you have any concerns or questions about the benefits of blueberries or their intake, do not hesitate to contact your doctor or a qualified healthcare provider.

 

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