Why Choose Wild Blueberries?
When you’re shopping for groceries, why do you pick wild blueberries?
Because of their sweet taste or versatility to be used as a fruit, a dressing or a snack?
Whatever your reason is, you can add its nutritional benefits as it is one of the ‘superfoods’ that is garnering so much attention these days.
This little wild blue fruit is packed with antioxidants that protect our body from free radicals that are a major reason for early aging and disease processes. Researchers from the past two decades have been studying this amazing fruit that can protect our health in so many ways. Take a look at the health benefits this small but mighty fruit offers.
Wild Blueberry Pigment
The most nutrient-dense berries, the blue pigment found in wild blueberries has a lot to contribute to our health. It’s one of the richest sources of anthocyanin pigments (antho- flowering plant; cyanin-blue), all you need is a daily serving of 40g for some amazing health benefits.
Wild Blueberries & Heart Health
According to epidemiological studies that examine the diet and health of large populations over years, consuming wild blueberries regularly reduces the risk of heart attack and high blood pressure. They help keep blood vessels more pliable, contributing to a healthy circulation system that leads to improved blood circulation.
Wild Blueberries & Blood Sugar Regulation
Eating wild blueberries also reduces the risk of early-onset of type 2 diabetes as it helps in regulating blood glucose levels by maintaining the body’s ability to respond to insulin.
Wild Blueberries & Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term for health conditions that fall under cardiovascular, diabetes, obesity and inflammation and can also result in dementia. The pigments present in wild blueberries are one of our best defenses against metabolic syndrome.
Wild Blueberries & Brain Health
The anthocyanin pigments support oxygen and glucose delivery to the brain and besides keeping the blood vessels healthy, they also help to mitigate inflammation keeping the brain healthy and sharp. Also, regular intake of wild blueberries has shown improved memory and cognitive capabilities.
New research shows exciting and compelling results wherein eating more wild blueberries is associated with lower body weight gain, better cognitive performance including better mood and faster decision making in both adults and children.
All the more reason to add more #wildblue to your family’s diet today!