Researchers have found that blueberries contain many health-promoting properties including high levels of anti-oxidants.
Due to the harsh growing conditions of Alaska, Wild Alaskan blueberries have even higher nutritional values than common blueberries. In fact, studies have shown that Wild Alaskan Blueberries have at least ten times higher anti-oxidant levels than the common blueberry.
Studies suggested that eating blueberries could help get rid of belly fat. The research shows the potential of blueberries reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. The effect is thought to be due to the high level of phytochemicals (naturally occurring anti-oxidants) that blueberries contain.
Blueberries, which contain polyphenols, may counter the detrimental effect of oxidative stress caused by excessive exercise of athletes. In short, it can prevent chronic degenerative conditions that are common among athletes due to the free radicals produced during excessive exercise. Blueberries, being nature’s most potent anti-oxidant, are extremely beneficial for these athletes.
Blueberries may help in preventing heart disease and strokes, lowered cholesterol levels, which helps to reduce the risk of heart disease.