Benefits of BLUEBERRIES
For Your Hair, Nails & Skin
Rich in anthocyanin which helps reduce inflammation. Boosts cognitive functioning and protects the brain from short term memory loss. Wild blueberries are smaller and contain more anthocyanin
Blueberries contain a type of flavonoid known as anthocyanins, which are responsible for giving foods like blueberries, cranberries, red cabbage and eggplants their iconic deep red, purple and blue hues. Anthocyanins are responsible for more than just the blueberry’s pretty blue color – they also contribute to the popular fruit’s numerous health benefits.
Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and various phytonutrients in blueberries function as powerful antioxidants that help protect cells against free radical damage. Blueberries also contain the unique, phenol-like antioxidants pterostilbene and resveratrol. Blueberries are a very good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and manganese. Blueberries are also a good source of fiber and copper.
Blueberries for your Hair
Blueberries help to stimulate the growth of hair due to the presence of the chemicals proanthocyanidins. Being an abundant source of Vitamin B and proanthocyanidins, they are extremely beneficial for hair.
Hair is composed of dead cells called keratin. Hair growth occurs when the dead cells are pushed out by the hair follicles because of the production of new cells. It occurs in three stages – growth or anagen, cessation or catagen, and rest or telogen. Proanthocyanidins, chemicals found in blueberries, stimulate hair growth by accelerating the transition from telogen to anagen.
Blueberries for your Nails
Like hair, nails start in the nail root, hidden under the cuticle. When cells at the root of the nail start to grow, the new nail cells push out the old nail cells. These old cells then flatten and harden, thanks to keratin, a protein made by these cells the newly formed nail then slides along the nail bed giving you the flat surface under your nails.
Giving your blood stream the very best ingredients to produce the keratin is key to great Hair & Nail health. Look at different ways of adding some into your daily routine.
Blueberries for your Skin
The presence of free radicals in the skin can cause severe skin damage. It can cause early signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, dry skin, and age spots. The appearance of varicose veins and spider veins are other signs associated with ageing. Varicose and spider veins are dilated blood vessels that are close enough to the skin to be visible. The skin may look splotchy due to weakened vessel walls.
Ingesting blueberries helps in reversing the signs of ageing. A superfood, blueberries are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit the oxidization of other molecules. Oxidization is the loss of electrons in a molecule, which results in the production of free radicals. They can damage, or even destroy, cells completely. Antioxidants react with free radicals and prevent them from causing damage. A cup of wild blueberries has up to 13,427 antioxidants, including Vitamin A and C, as well as flavonoids
Look at different ways of adding some into your daily routine.
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