They are the little blue fruits which put the 'super' in superfoods.
Blueberries are jam-packed with health-boosting compounds which have been linked to seemingly endless health benefits. From the holy grail of slowing the ageing process to fighting devastating ailments like heart disease and Alzheimer's, blueberries have been hailed in numerous studies. A recent study placed them top of the list when it comes to antioxidant activity - compared to 40 other fresh fruits and vegetables.
Scientists at the US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Center put them top of the crops for mopping up harmful by-products of metabolism in the blood, known as free radicals. They have been poked, prodded and ripped apart in a series of tests which have also detected other chemicals in the berries which reduce harmful cholesterol levels and even prevent bladder infections.
Source - Daily Mail