Grown mainly in the south of Chile, blueberries never cease to amaze the nutritional properties and health benefits of these little blue fruits. Huh high in vitamins, especially C ,Provide 24% of the Recommended Daily Allowance,rich in antioxidants And best of all, they taste great and provide only 42 calories per cup.
In fact, today there is more and more evidence that attributes its consumption benefits heart health, Here we tell you why so.
1. They reduce heart attacks and help lower cholesterol
Blueberry is best for your heart. Scientific studies show that consuming foods rich in anthocyanins -one of the properties that is responsible for giving them their distinctive blue colour-, is associated with a reduction in the risk of heart attack, especially in young and middle-aged women,
simultaneously, “Phytoestrogens found in blueberries help lower cholesteroland helps contribute its antioxidants reduce the risk of heart disease, Now the key is also to understand that there are a set of factors that affect the health of the heart”, explains the nutritionist of Sinica Santa Maria, Bernardita Vignola.
Among these factors, he mentions – in addition to choosing the right vegetables and fruits such as blueberries – having a good intake of fibre, promoting sports, not smoking, avoiding fizzy drinks and eating foods rich in omega 3 such as oil. to prioritize. Olives and fish.
2. They lower insulin and glucose after meals
recently Study published in Clinical Nutrition It is suggested that blueberries can be included in the diet. beneficial for heart healthBecause this fruit may lower insulin and glucose levels after a large meal, which are commonly associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
In fact, they describe The equivalent of one cup of fresh blueberries (or 26 grams of freeze-dried blueberries, dehydrated at low temperature,May reduce the acute cardiometabolic load of an energy-dense meal.
is the analysis offound that participants with metabolic syndrome who consumed the equivalent of one cup of fresh blueberries per day showed clinically relevant improvements in measures of cardiovascular health over 6 months.
3. Its antioxidants increase the overall body
Blueberries are characterized by their high dose of antioxidants, natural substances that may prevent or delay certain types of damage to cells. in fact it is believed These berries have one of the highest levels of this compound. Among all common fruits and vegetables.This helps them promote the health of the heart and the whole organism.
“There are specific studies that indicate that Blueberry consumption may be linked to better heart healthDue to its high content of antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and protect against long-term damage to various organs, including the heart”, comments Ana Claudia Villareal, nutritionist and diabetologist at the Santa Maria Clinic.
On the other hand, Vignola comments that its antioxidant lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart attack, “Hi Studies indicate that a diet rich in flavonoids (such as blueberry anthocyanins), along with other dietary factors, reduces the risk of coronary heart disease because it improves endothelial function, exerts anti-inflammatory effects, and lowers bad cholesterol, therefore supporting cardiovascular health. Security is included.
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