Today in Palbra Qs Noticia we spoke with Dr. Carolina Herrera, bronchopulmonary internist and specialist in intensive care.
Today we are talking about the nutritional properties and health benefits of blueberries. These small blue fruits are mainly grown in the south of Chile. It seems that blueberries never cease to amaze. They’re high in vitamins, especially C — they provide 24% of the recommended daily allowance — rich in antioxidants, and best of all, they taste great and provide only 42 calories per cup.
What is the concern about COVID-19 in China?
“There are 1,400 million inhabitants who are not immune here like in Chile. There are new strains, they have just lifted 0 covid restrictions and 250 million have been infected, this is exploitation and COVID-19 will repeat in new throes. This is a concern concerning, it is a large and non-immunized population, ”says Carolina Herrera.
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“Not only that, since before COVID-19 we were talking about one of the main problems in Chile, obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s progression, and natural nutrition that is at hand. Blueberries have extraordinary properties, they prevent cognitive decline, prevent urinary tract infections, they have a way of being transportable, cookable, they’re super versatile. I want to bring here people who stop eating processed foods, who understand that they are putting their children’s bodies when they give them french fries. There are 57 calories in 100 grams of blueberries, they contain a variety of nutrients”, explains the doctor.
When one talks about Vitamin C, how relevant is it in the body?
“This makes it a 9.7 so far for this. Vitamin C is an important factor in the prevention of respiratory diseases. They provide you with protein, calcium, magnesium, are a known nutritional contribution and do not require the additional contribution of oil, its properties Those are what we want ”reassures Carolina Herrera.
What is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory?
“Our health enemy is inflammation and oxidation, which are aging tissues. The presence of free radicals, which are molecules that make tissues inflamed, causes the sensation of pain, this inflammation in the bronchial area when you smoke. is established. Onslaught of oxidation and permanent inflammation, it is our heart fat that is most attentive to its function. We live in a world where we are exposed to the oxidizing elements we breathe, we need healthy, unprocessed Food choices have to be made. A sopaipilla that has been in oil for several days, which brings inflammatory elements, we have to opt for less processed food”, confirms the doctor.
When you talk about the number of blueberries, is it a handful?
“100 grams is what you can hold in one hand, you have to calculate and you can transport them. I always advise people about things that have benefits. We need to eat about 4 fruits a day. should be consumed, it is better to consume them whole, not in juice form. The properties of the fruit change, the idea is that it should be the blueberry as a whole fruit. Science has studied it well. They protect against urinary tract infections, one can look at the science and the benefits are clear”, argues Carolina Herrera.
Only 2% of its production is consumed in Chile …
“When we were kids we used to eat first class peaches and now they are exported. In this I save the value to promote consumption and that good fruit remains in our country to recover our nutritional health. Chile has 12% diabetics, first grade children in the US are most obese, we have to change the nutritional habits of mothers, they are the ones who feed their families, if there is no knowledge then that should be emphasized and do these campaigns to eat healthy food”, claims the doctor.
“I don’t judge people by their body volume, they may have too much inflationary volume because of the extra fat. This body has to be with you until you’re 90, it’s something like is what we have to alert and it will not be solved by surgery, it is a way of life”, concluded Carolina Herrera.