Blueberries and Anti-Aging:
The antioxidants in blueberries slow down aging and help protect against common diseases such as cancer and chronic heart disease. They prevent cell damage by neutralizing free radicals. Blueberries also prevent the inflammation that is a known cause of aging diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Blueberries and Brain Health:
Blueberries are natural brain food and can help in reversing short-term memory loss and other symptoms which can occur with aging. The antioxidants help maintain motor skills and this has been confirmed by animals studies, where improvements in learning capacity and motor skills were observed in aging animals who were fed a blueberry high, antioxidant-rich diet.
Blueberries and Eyesight:
Along with carrots, blueberries provide an excellent source of vitamin A. Blueberries are known to prevent vision loss due to aging. Eating blueberries is likely to enhance night vision and allow quicker adjustment to darkness.
Other health benefits:
Along with anthocyanins, blueberries also contain other antioxidants like proanthocyanidins, resveratrol, flavonols and tannins that help prevent growth of cancer cells. Lab studies have found the benefits of blueberries include preventing colon cancer and ovarian cancer.