The main advantage of blueberries – a whole set of flavonoids, and different and surprisingly useful. They give the berries a deep dark color.
Recall that these substances are known for their ability to protect body tissues from dangerous oxidative processes, increase the elasticity of blood vessels and strengthen their walls, prevent the launch of the mechanism of allergy development, reducing the production of inflammatory substances in the body, such as immunoglobulin E and histamine. Even flavonoids reduce clouding of the lens of the eye, and due to the beneficial effect on the retinal vessels relieve fatigue and increase visual acuity.
A flavonoid tannin helps stop intestinal upset, destroys pathogens of intestinal infections and removes heavy metals from the body.
Organic blueberries create the necessary acidity in the intestines, help its beneficial microflora grow and toxins out.
Blueberries can boast the content of vitamins C, E, and even dietary fiber – the latter improves the bowels.
Compared to other berries, such as cranberries, lingonberries, bilberries are rich in iron.
The same can be said about the content of zinc in it, which boosts immunity, and manganese – it affects the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, as well as the formation of bone tissue.
Blueberry is a light product, the carbohydrate family is represented mainly by fructose, which does not increase blood sugar levels.
The peculiarities of the composition of our “heroine” make her a good regulator of the digestive process: in case of disorders, she fixes, in case of constipation, she relaxes.
- It is believed that collecting blueberries is better in dry weather, in the morning, after the dew comes down.
- In season, you need to drink blueberry juice, eat fresh berries and store for future use: dry, make jam, jam, jam, jelly, marmalade, compotes, fruit drinks.
- Useful and reddish, incredibly fragrant blueberry honey. Just do not forget that blueberries deteriorate quickly.
Kids usually begin acquaintance with blueberries at 5-6 months, when it comes time to taste its juice (add slowly to already-developed fruit drinks). A one-year-old child can be treated with blueberries, gradually increasing the serving size to 50–70 g per day.
Make sure that the baby’s chair is not fixed.
A portion of fresh blueberries (150 g) covers the adult’s daily need for flavonoids, provides 20% of the norm of vitamins C and E, 15% of dietary fiber and 8% of iron.
Fresh blueberry juice can treat inflammation of the gums, pharynx and larynx. When intestinal upset and large, and small, you can drink a decoction of blueberries or blueberry jelly.