Blueberries may help manage symptoms of arthritis

This fruit contains a large amount of antioxidants such as proanthocyanidins.

Consuming blueberries can help reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and prevent its progression. Photo: Shutterstock.

Also known as blueberries or jamuns, there are fruits of a small size and red or purple color. The nutrients present in this fruit help in combating and preventing some of the health problems common in the population across the world.

According to various studies analyzing the benefits of consuming this fruit, consuming blueberries can help reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and prevent its progression. A study of women over 40 showed that drinking cranberry juice for 90 days significantly reduced disease activity.

Its positive effect for diseases that cause arthritis and inflammation is due to the fact that blueberries contain large amounts of antioxidants such as proanthocyanidins; And these ingredients help fight inflammation.

Other benefits of eating blueberries

protect eyes and skin

Anthocyanins -antioxidants- prevent damage to the retina that occurs over years or as a result of infection. In addition, these antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals that attack the collagen and elastin present in the skin.

Reduces the risk of suffering from dementia

Certain components present in blueberries help to improve the learning process and prevent the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

strengthens the immune system

According to an investigation conducted by Oregon State University in the United States, they showed that this fruit contains compounds that protect the body from the development of diseases.

They help fight diabetes

Consuming this fruit significantly reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to a 2010 study, eating blueberries helps control insulin resistance in obese patients, which prevents excess blood sugar.

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