This is the only food you should eat every day

Apart from being rich in antioxidants, it hides many other positive properties for our body

Fruit, fruit and more fruit is what most nutritionists recommend when the summer months arrive. But not all are equally beneficial. In recent years, numerous investigations have shown that one of the best fruits for our health is the blueberry, due to the multiple qualities that it possesses (in every sense).

Below we explain what are all the benefits what you have and why you should eat it every day:

1. It is rich in vitamins and antioxidants

Cranberries are rich in Vitamin C, which helps us to prevent excess sweating or heat stroke and is very useful to protect our cells against damage caused by free radical. An excess of the latter could have negative consequences for our health and be a trigger for many diseases.

This fruit also has several B vitamins, essential to regulate our energy

This fruit also has several B vitamins, essential for regulate our energy, and is rich in magnesium, also responsible for our vitality. In addition, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), cranberry is a foodfree of fats and sodium and with a lot of fiber.

It also "owns antioxidant of very good quality ", says Victoria Lozada, author of the blog Nutrition is The New Black . Studies carried out at the University of Clemson and the United States Department of Agriculture qualify the cranberry as the food of greatest antioxidant power among 40 vegetables analyzed.

2. It's good for the heart

Recent research carried out by a group of experts from the University of East Anglia (England) associated with scientists from Harvard University showed that blueberries can also be good for our hearts. According to the study, if we eat 150 g of these berries a day, we can significantly reduce the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

For six months, the team of scientists observed and studied the effects of daily consumption of blueberries in 138 overweight people and obese from 50 to 75 years suffering from the metabolic syndrome.

The result was that subjects who consumed one cup of 150 g of blueberries a day experienced a steady improvement in vascular function and arterial stiffness. Lozada adds that "all the red fruits are heart-healthy"And it does not hurt that we consume them every day, at the time of dessert, for example.

3. Prevents urine infections

"It has also been shown that they are highly recommended to fight urine infections because of their potential against bacteria," he explained. Mireia Cerveranutritionist Teresa Carles Group.

Cranberries could help you the antibiotics are more powerful against bacteria, making them more sensitive to lower doses of drugs.

Cranberries may help make antibiotics more potent against bacteria

In addition, blueberries can also prevent this type of infections because of their content in proanthocyanidins (PAC), a class of polyphenols that prevent the adhesion of bacteria to the bladder walls.

4. It is beneficial for the brain

These fruits can also be very beneficial for our brain for various reasons. The first is that, according to a study by the Agricultural Research Service of the United States, its consumptionincreases the birth rate of cells brain cells in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory.

Other research by the American Chemical Society showed that the intake of these fruits can help prevent neurodegeneration related to age and the resulting changes in cognitive and motor function.

And we can keep citing other benefits, how they can reduce the risk of dementia or the effects of Alzheimer's.

5. Reduces the risk of developing 2 type diabetes

The addition of blueberries to the diet can also decrease the chances of developing diabetes type 2, according to a study by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The researchers showed improvements in the Insulin Resistance (ie, an increase in sensitivity to this) after consuming these fruits to different subjects.

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