Researchers at the Nutrition Center of Arkansas Children under the Ministry of Agriculture of the United States (U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center) studied more than 100 commonly used foods. They found that among the fruits, wild and cultivated blueberries were those that offered the largest content antioxidants (they are excelled only by small beans red). Antioxidants in our body fight free radicals disease vectors.
2. Blueberries reduce belly fat.
The Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan ( Michigan Cardiovascular Center ) has also conducted research on blueberries. Scientists have succeeded in showing that rats fed freeze-dried blueberries and powdered, as part of a plan with either a lot or little fat, had less abdominal fat, fewer triglycerides (fatty acids in the blood ) and less cholesterol than the rats who received no blueberry powder. The researchers found that eating blueberries was on genes associated with combustion and storage of fat.
3. Blueberries prevent hypertension.
A study of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that anthocyanins, pigments found in blue-red-blueberries protect against the hypertension . Over a period of 14 years, the research project examined about 134,000 women and 23,000 men. Those who consumed more than 125 ml (½ cup) of blueberries per week reduced their risk by 10% to have high relative individuals who do not eat.
4. Blueberries maintain cerebral acuity.
Anthocyanins have also been associated with increased signals from neurons in brain centers. A small study in health education center at the University of Cincinnati ( University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center ) examined the effects of daily consumption of wild blueberry juice on adults of a certain age who complained about their memory. Twelve weeks later, it was found in participants improved memory function.
5. Blueberries reduce the risk of colon cancer.
The results of a study published in 2010 in the journal Carcinogenesis found that pterostilbene, a compound of blueberries, may be protective against cancer of the colon -the second leading cause of death among Canadians (after lung cancer). The researchers attached at Rutgers University, New Jersey, have highlighted the ability of pterostilbene to remove the tumors in the colon, as well as major inflammatory markers.