Blueberries are one of nature’s wonder foods. They are full of fibre and packed with juicy goodness and plenty of those antioxidants that we hear so much about. That’s what makes them blue and purple in colour. They are a great source of Vitamin C and this together with their exceptional antioxidant activity makes them qualify as a superfood. A superfood is a food that can offer a multiple of health benefits by eating it.
Some studies being carried out have shown that blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effect of age-related conditions. In plain terms this means that eating just a handful of these berries every day can help us improve our learning capacity and motor skills. Another benefit is found in improved vision and protection against failing eyesight. They are a traditional remedy for both constipation and diarrhoea. They also can help eliminate urinary tract infections. And finally they taste delicious! Try them mixed with other fruits or on cereal with Greek yoghurt or ice cream (The Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods).