Useful properties Blueberries

Since ancient times, blueberries was known to man as a wonderful gift of nature, and an invaluable source of vitamins. Blueberries growing on a small shrub that belongs to the family of heather. Earlier blueberries grown only in the forest, but now people have learned to grow in her garden. Blueberry Garden is different from the forest because its berries are larger and bushes higher than the forest.

Blueberries distinguished black color with a blue tinge. Blueberries ripen in late summer, during this period the berries are soft and tender, with the most intense flavor. Blueberry garden - very delicate berry, so treat it should be especially careful not to mash.

Along with excellent taste, blueberry has many useful properties. So, there is a whole list of its therapeutic effects on the human body, namely:

  • Diuretic;
  • Antiscorbutic;
  • Choleretic;
  • Cardiac;
  • The anti-inflammatory;
  • Protivoskleroticheskoe;
  • Antimicrobial.

The water in the composition of blueberries is almost 90%. In addition to water, a lot of sugar in blueberries, organic acids, vitamins, fiber, pectin, tannins. Blueberry leaves at least beneficial to health than its berries.

Blueberries contain a lot of useful components of substances:

  • Mineral salts;
  • Ascorbic acid;
  • Lemon acid;
  • A nicotinic acid;
  • Malic acid;
  • Acetic acid;
  • Oxalic acid;
  • Flavonoids;
  • Pro-vitamin and vitamin A;
  • Magnesium;
  • Calcium;
  • Phosphorus;
  • Iron (some);
  • Carotene;
  • Flavonoids;
  • B vitamins;
  • Vitamin K, P and PP.

Juice blueberries globally recognized as perhaps the most valuable on the content of vitamins and antioxidant properties. No other fruit or berries there are so many useful properties. The juice of this fruit is much more useful to the body than the pomegranate, apple or grape. Iron is contained in blueberries are not very many, but it is through this product the trace element is almost completely absorbed by the human body.

Drinking all day 0, 3 cups of juice of blueberries, you can provide your body with an average daily rate of vitamins.


Useful properties Blueberries are widely used in traditional and folk medicine as well as nutrition.

For example, blueberries useful to use the following health problems:

  • Cardiovascular diseases;
  • Diseases of the stomach;
  • Gastrointestinal disorders;
  • Excess blood sugar levels.

So, what is useful blueberries? Regular consumption of blueberries can normalize the function of the pancreas. This is an important step for people with diabetes. It blueberries enhances the therapeutic effect of drugs to lower blood sugar patients.

Extremely useful garden blueberries for those who have problems with vision and glaucoma. Regularly eating blueberries, you can gradually restore the eyesight and relieve tension with the eye.

Perhaps the most important element of a useful blueberries, magnesium, has a strong soothing properties and is essential for people with diseases of the cardiovascular system. The presence of blueberries vitamins K, P and PP to reduce the risk of developing varicose veins. Vitamin K also takes an active part in the process of blood clotting in the body. Therefore blueberries shown before and after the surgery, after childbirth, abortions and injuries associated with large blood loss.

In addition, the useful blueberries, it's the fact that it actively protects the human body from the harmful effects of radiation, strengthens blood vessels and protects nerve cells from damage. Not for nothing the doctor prescribed regularly consume blueberries to people who live and work in hazardous conditions, when unfavorable environmental conditions. In the North, the nations can not imagine their lives without this plant. They consume large amounts blueberries to compensate for the lack of vitamins in the body.

The juice of blueberries, a decoction of the berries and leaves of this plant is able to bring down the heat. Useful properties Blueberries can improve metabolism and quickly restore weakened organism after serious illnesses. If you have problems with the intestines, blueberries allows to establish the normal operation of this body.

Blueberries contain antioxidants, highly active, officials in preventing cancer.

In addition, the properties of blueberries are actively used in dietetics. The juice of blueberries shows absolutely subject to any diet. In addition to maintaining the vitamin balance, berry really helps in the fight against excess weight. Blueberries promotes lipolysis in the body, so it can be incorporated into any dietary ration. Calorie blueberries is only 37 calories per 100 grams of product.

It is difficult to collect garden blueberries, and only the more wood to avoid damaging the fruit, not less work is its proper storage. If the berries are damaged, out of which you can squeeze the juice and rub with the sugar and store in  Juice blueberries globally recognized as perhaps the most valuable on the content of vitamins and antioxidant properties
 cold place. So the useful properties of blueberries in storage will not change. During the season you should try to eat as much fresh berries, it is during their full maturity in vitamins and other beneficial trace elements as possible.

In the winter frosts blueberries, blueberry dried leaves. Frozen blueberries their useful properties do not lose, so we can all winter and spring keep the blueberries in the fridge, using it year-round food. In winter and summer you can squeeze out of blueberry juice, prepare desserts, compotes and jellies. From the leaves of a blueberry turns fragrant and healthy tea.

Contraindications to the use of blueberries

In practice, blueberries rarely cause any side effects on the body. But just as with any product, greatly exceed a reasonable amount of berries is not recommended. After all, blueberries contain a lot of nutrients that when entering the human body in excessive amounts can cause a variety of symptoms of intoxication. This may be nausea, vomiting, headache, and weakness.

Particularly careful with the use of blueberry needs to be for pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding. In the latter case, a significant excess of the amount of product can cause allergies and toxicity in children.

Doctors do not recommend to use blueberries in any form to people suffering biliary dyskinesia.