DO YOU REALLY KNOW BLUEBERRY?
The fruit of the blueberry is typical of mountain areas. Its flowers are white or slightly pink and the berries are red or blue-purple. It is a shrub up to 60 cm tall, whose botanical name is Vaccinium myrtillus, and is part of the heather family. The dried leaves and fruits collected in summer are used for medicinal purposes.
The bilberry contains various elements such as tannins, sugars, mineral salts, flavonoids, vitamins A, C and group B and Mirtillinaò. This, in addition to giving the characteristic dark color to the fruit, reduces the permeability of the capillaries, strengthening the walls of the blood vessels and improving their elasticity; blueberry is therefore an excellent ally for the treatment of circulatory disorders and a valid help against capillary fragility.
High intake of vitamin K and vitamin C. So small but so healthy! In addition, blueberries contain a good amount of antioxidants useful in slowing down the cellular aging process. In fact, the vitamins A and C present contribute to the production of collagen and make the skin more luminous.
One hundred grams of blueberries have about fifty kcal. Carbohydrates are 14 g, fibers 2.5 g, fats are just 0.3 grams, especially omega 3 and omega 6, while proteins are 0.7 g.
Blueberries are an elixir of life!
They help burn fat and are memory friends: daily consumption of cranberry juice leads to a significant improvement in our memory skills after only 12 weeks.
Even annoying urinary tract infections can be relieved with both black and red cranberry juice.
They also relieve heaviness and swelling in the legs and improve night vision. They promote the regeneration of retinal tissues and are also useful in case of vascular disorders of the eye.
What if you suffer from dysentery?
The bilberry helps because it is rich in astringent substances that prevent the development of bacteria: this is why it is effective in treating diarrhea and other digestive tract disorders such as indigestion or intestinal inflammation.
In addition to all the beneficial properties, they turn out to be an excellent snack, to enrich salads, desserts or eaten alone during the day!