Blueberry, which has indisputable properties, is indisputable, indigenic, indigesytrace elements. It can be used both fresh and as one of the ingredients in different dishes. However, not everyone can eat it: the berry has some contraindications.
Benefits of the
Berry Blueberry has many beneficial substances. These are:
- mineral salts;
- vitamins A, E, C, PP.
These elements have a beneficial effect on overall health: they help strengthen the immune system, make the walls of blood vessels stronger and improve blood circulation, and reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood.
The magnesium contained in berries improves the functioning of the nervous system.
Experts have proven that blueberries have anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects.
The berries are also useful in various diseases. The beneficial properties of blueberry in diabetes are that it can reduce the amount of glucose in the blood.
Berry has a positive effect on the human digestive system, cleansing the body of toxins and toxic substances, stimulating the bowels. It is recommended to take it in food not only as a preventive measure, but also as a therapeutic agent in case of breakdown of the digestive system. Blueberries alleviate the symptoms of constipation and diarrhea.
The advantages of this gift of nature are the provision of mild diuretic and choleretic effects, the normalization of the kidneys and liver.
Blueberries have a positive effect on vision, improving it.
In the northern regions, the berry is used as a prophylactic against serious diseases such as anemia, scurvy. It resists the pathogenic effects of dysenteric bacilli.
In the absence of contraindications, doctors recommend eating 1 cup of blueberries a day( in ice cream or fresh).This amount of berries contains the necessary daily dose of nutrients.
During the study of the beneficial properties and contraindications of blueberries, scientists have proven the unique ability of berries to slow down the aging of the brain, effectively protect the body from the negative effects of radioactive radiation.
Composition, calorie content of blueberry berries
In addition to data on how blueberries are useful, you should read information on the nutritional value of berries. This is a low-calorie, dietary product. Calorie blueberries - 39 kcal per 100 g. It is popular among people who are on a diet to maintain a slim figure.
As part of the berries - a large amount of fluid.100 grams of blueberry contains:
- water - 87.7 g;
- carbohydrates - 6.6 g;
- proteins - 1 g;
- Fat - 0.5 g.
The amount of nutrients( per 100 g) is impressive.
- Potassium - 51 mg;
- calcium - 16 mg;
- phosphorus - 8 mg.
- B1( thiamine) - 0.01 mg;
- B2( riboflavin) - 0.02 mg;
- E( tocopherol) - 1.4 mg;
- C( ascorbic acid) - 20 mg;
- PP( nicotinic acid) - 0.4 mg.
Despite its rich composition, blueberries can cause a deterioration in overall health. If you eat berries in large quantities( more than 500 grams), you may experience:
With the abuse of berries, the antioxidants contained in them can reduce the amount of oxygen entering the muscles, which often causes poor health.
Children should not be given a lot of berries, without first checking how the body reacts to them. When taking blood thinning medications, blueberries can be dangerous because they have the opposite effect.
On condition of moderate consumption, this natural product is not capable of causing harm to health.
Useful properties and contraindications of blueberries for women
Blueberries have the unique property of relieving postpartum stress. This is possible due to the fact that the berries activate the production of serotonin by the body. When they are included in the daily diet, women feel positive changes, improved mood.
Blueberries during pregnancy are an indispensable element of the diet, as the berries will bring much benefit to both women and unborn children. Here are some arguments in favor of using this gift of nature:
- folic acid contained in berries is a valuable component that favorably affects the development of the fetus;
- contained in the fruit osteocalcin, which enters the body along with vitamin K, contributes to the normal development of the skeleton and bones of the fetus. This element contained in blueberries will also be useful for women who have already given birth, since the content of osteocalcin in the body decreases during pregnancy;
- blueberry berries are able to normalize the water-salt balance, which will help relieve puffiness that cause problems for pregnant women;
- for women suffering from varicose veins, whose symptoms are especially pronounced during the gestation period, blueberries will help bring the vessels back to normal, strengthening them and giving them elasticity.
Blueberries during breastfeeding, as in pregnancy, can be included in the diet only if this berry is well tolerated. The threat lies in the risk of intoxication in the child and an allergic reaction to the active trace elements contained in it.
After giving birth, a woman should not include blueberries in the diet for the first three months: due to the active effect of the berries on the body. The child may experience dysfunction of the digestive system.
. After delivery, this natural product should be included in the diet gradually, eating several pieces 2-3 hours before feeding the baby. It is necessary to carefully monitor the reaction of the baby, the work of his digestive system, the state of the skin and mucous membranes. If within two days negative symptoms( increased flatulence, colic) did not manifest, it is allowed to increase the daily dose to 100 grams of berries per day.
Much is known about the benefits and harms of blueberries thanks to the work of scientists and physicians. Berries are very useful both in the form of prophylactic and therapeutic means. Due to their unique properties and components contained in them, they have practically no contraindications, except for the body’s specific reaction to berries.