Blueberries and cranberries to the United States department of agriculture research center, researchers found that blueberry fruit contains can inhibit the adhesion of urinary tract infection in the bladder wall bacteria breeding.
States at the university of Illinois Egypt Mary Ann Lila Dr Smith studied the special flavonoids (including the anthocyanins of blueberry fruit dark blue) role in cancer, found that this kind of compound can effectively inhibit promote the enzyme activity of cancer cells to breed, among them with the strongest wild blueberries.(j. of the Food. Sci. Vol. 65, No. 2, 2000). Some other related studies have shown that blueberry extract effective for bladder cancer treatment.
Many of the blueberry function due to the high content of natural pigment fruit.Dr Ronald nutrition center to the United States department of agriculture the Prior study compared the different regions with different types and varieties of blueberry fruit pigment content, found that blueberry fruit pigment content is much higher than other fruits, wild black fruit of blueberry fruit in the highest levels.Jilin agricultural university institute of small berries compared the wild blueberries in China and the introduction of pigment content in fruit varieties found varieties of "cheese" is a natural pigment content is the highest so far (0.7% fresh fruit), anthocyanins most species varieties of anthocyanins in (14).Can be used as a blueberry cultivation in extraction of pigment as the goal of good varieties.
1. Eye protection, enhance the vision in the 1990 s, the health benefits of blueberries berries have been confirmed and accepted.Blueberry fruits are the real food, "" blue, the blue of the fruit from the high content of anthocyanins.Anthocyanins is a kind of soluble pigment, the color from blue to red.Researchers in Japan used blueberry fruit pigment extract confirmed that it will help the eye the integrity of capillaries and reduce spot degradation degeneration, and thus protect the eyesight.Dr Biomedical nakagawa in Japan and macro writings also mentioned the effect of medical clinical trial has been completed and the report shows "blueberry anthocyanin can promote retinal cells in the CTV violet (Rhodopsin) generating, can prevent severe myopia and retinal detachment, and can improve eyesight".At the same time more to accelerate the visual purple plain (Visualpurple) regeneration ability, and visual purple plain is indispensable to good vision.People often use the computer, children love to play video games, homework busy students, drivers for a long time, and focus on minor work, needs to be added anthocyanins solve the problem of eye fatigue, and blueberries products is the best source of anthocyanins.In Japan has made eye health care products, such as eye drops.
Blueberry fruits can strengthen the body's resistance to infectious diseases.Blueberry fruits is also a kind of high fibre food, according to the USDA, 145 g blueberry fruit containing at least 2.9 g fiber, thus can be used as a good source of fiber in your diet.Blueberries contain quite a lot of potassium, potassium can help keep the body fluid balance, normal blood pressure and cardiac function, and the heat is only 80 calories.Blueberries in combat free radicals, especially the reactive oxygen species and a variety of diseases such as cancer, congenital immune system disease, cardiovascular disease has close relationship.Free radicals can be produced in many environments, and deterioration in human body, causing various related disease.Through the elimination of free radicals can prevent the happening of the disease, reduce oxygen free radicals of cell membranes, DNA and other cellular components damage, prevent dysfunction in the body, enhance the person's own immune disease resistance.
3. Antioxidant function, slow the aging of human:
Natural antioxidant fruits 1 U.S. health magazine (June 1996) published news: more than 60 research association jointly issued the wild blueberry role for people's health, natural blueberry anthocyanin is one of the most effective antioxidant.The USDA's research shows that people often eat in a 40 a variety of fruits and vegetables, Blueberry, Blueberry strongest antioxidant capacity.This means eating blueberries can have more for aging, cancer and heart disease of antioxidant capacity.
The United States "human nutrition quarterly report (June - September 1999), the article said the highest antioxidant capacity of blueberries, can improve the body's balance and coordination, can reduce the oxygen free radical damage to the cell membranes, DNA and other cellular components, prevent the happening of the dysfunction and a variety of age-related disease in the body.Antioxidant leader blueberry fruit, frozen fruit, canned, dried fruit, and other forms of different products are much higher than other fruit antioxidant capacity.Tufts university in the United States department of agriculture researchers of elderly nutrition research center of research proves that because blueberries berries fruit contains anthocyan and other compounds with the health care effect, such as bacteria inhibiting factor, folic acid, vitamin A and C, carotene, ellagic acid and cellulose, etc., in the strongest antioxidant capacity of 41 kinds of fruits and vegetables.
Blueberry fruits in antioxidant capacity and has a special function compounds against free radical oxidation.In the experiment of mice, blueberries berries can slow or even part of the symptoms of aging.
4. Enhance memory, the researchers found, such as blueberries, spinach extract feeding experimental rat 19 months old when (The equivalent of 65-70) of mankind, blueberries group rat memory tests performed the best, is also the least likely to slow problem caused by aging.Time magazine's special introduce blueberries in all fruits and vegetables with high antioxidant can boost your brain power and reduce alzheimer's alzheimer's disease, etc., in December 2001, the American dietetic association and food nutrition association initiative: the dietary needs of science anthocyanins, which helps delay aging, if you choose to anthocyanins, blueberries are important choice.It has to prevent dysfunction, improving short-term memory, improve balance and coordination of the elderly.
5. Anti-cancer function:
Blue berries or a low caloric food, 1/2 cup blue berries only contains 42 calories.In Japan and the United States will be listed in blue berries anti-cancer food first.The most influential health magazine "Prevention" (Prevention) called blue berries "magic fruit."In 1999, another very popular magazine "Eat Well" (" healthy diet ") rated blue berries as "fruit of the year," said the anthocyanins blueberry is makes blueberry is the cause of the blue, anthocyanins can prevent cancer and aging.States at the university of Illinois Egypt Mary Ann Lila Dr Smith studied the special flavonoids (including the anthocyanins of blueberry fruit dark blue) role in cancer, found that this kind of compound can effectively inhibit promote the enzyme activity of cancer cells to breed, among them with the strongest wild blueberries.(j. of the Food. Sci. Vol. 65, No. 2, 2000). Some other related studies have shown that blueberry extract for bladder cancer, cervical cancer treatment is effective.Blueberry fruit contain anti-cancer substances, restrain cancer cell enzyme activity, limiting its proliferation.Folic acid can prevent cervical cancer in blueberries, and of great benefit to the growth of fetus during pregnancy.Blueberry fruit of tackiness resistance effect, make the inner wall of the bladder and ureter attached greatly reduced the number of bacteria, and treatment of urinary tract adapting just-in-time inventory.Blueberry fruit can effectively cooperate with treatment of cardiovascular disease at the end and venous tumor surgery.
Show that blueberries contain nutrients for the early cancer has inhibitory effect.Anthocyanins of blueberry fruit (anthocyanins), is a very strong antioxidant, can help prevent formation of plaques in the arteries and various types of cancer (Folic acid to prevent cervical cancer, etc.), reducing the possibility of cancer.
6. Other features:
Japan and European countries in the course of the heat, blueberries for blueberries also can prevent urinary tract infections;More some diabetes patients after eating blueberries, blood sugar levels to normal.Had the characteristics of kill infectious coliform, blueberries can help to control diarrhea more than more, therefore has been to Europe and the United States the old folk prescription for the treatment of diarrhea.The researchers also found that blueberry fruits for many diseases associated with aging, such as heart disease, alzheimer's, gonorrhea urethritis, viral diarrhea, arthritis, wrinkles, eye disease, perkins also had an improved effect.
Wild Blueberry juice can also be used to extract basket of blackberry red pigment, widely used in food coloring.Often eat blueberries can reduce wrinkles, moisturize skin, therefore processing or as senior cosmetics raw materials, has a very broad prospects.
Jellies, jams, and blueberries in pie, will add to the muffin baking.It is one of the many snacks and food ingredients.
Many baked goods are man-made blueberry flavor, is actually contains no real blueberry ingredients.Blueberry jam is made up of blueberries, sugar, water and the jam of pectin.The jam of commodity packaging usually contain chemical preservatives, such as citric acid.Top of blueberry fruit jam in Canada and the United States, the use of wild blueberries;Its smaller and it is not easy to harvest, but taste good cultivated blueberry more strongly.Main origin in Maine, northwest and Quebec, Ontario, Canada in st John's lake district (Saguenay - Lac - Saint - Jean).
Blueberries, wild species, in particular, contain antioxidants that can reduce the chance of cancer.In 2004 International Conference on Longevity (International Conference on Longevity), some researchers released a study, the details of the display of certain compounds in blueberries (and some similar plants, such as cranberries) have strongly influenced to inhibition of brain function degradation, related diseases, including alzheimer's disease.  the rutgers university researchers  also shows blueberries may prevent urinary tract infection.
140 grams of fresh blueberry contains three grams of fiber and 14 mg of vitamin C. blueberries also contains A great deal of anthocyanins is advantageous to the retina, and rich vitamin A, vitamin E, carotenoids, dietary fiber, potassium and zinc.