The Power Of Beauty-boosting Blueberries
Alongside cranberries, acai and Goji berries, blueberries are a medal-winning 'superfruit' packed with nutrients, active antioxidants and minerals. They boost our overall health and work magic on our skin.
Thanks to leaves that are bursting with polyphenols and antioxidants, these berries help our micro-circulation. They reduce blotchy patches by diminishing spider veins caused by vasodilatation and strengthen blood vessels. No more blotches = flawless skin! Applying a fresh blueberry decoction to troublesome areas several times a day can also help rosacea and eczema to heal.
Blueberries contain anthocyanins (the pigment responsible for their deep colour) and antioxidants that kill off cell and skin-ageing free radicals. They help to protect and repair damaged skin tissue. A fruity elixir of youth, they boost collagen production and improve our circulation, to leave our skin more supple, elastic and firm!
Low in calories, with a high water content, blueberries help to hydrate skin, so that it's left soft, supple and glowing. So tickle your taste buds and slow down the clock by tucking into a bowl of blueberries.
Blueberries don't just help our skin. They're also great for our overall health. Otherwise known as bilberries, the berries, roots and leaves of this forest-loving fruit can all be used. Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, blueberries reduce eye strain, slow down retinal ageing and keep our eyes healthy for longer. They improve memory by protecting and helping to regenerate neurons. They also help combat some chronic illnesses: they reduce hypoglycemic attacks in diabetics, reduce high blood pressure by increasing blood vessel elasticity and deal with urinary infections by preventing cystitis-inducing bacteria from reaching the urinary tract. And if that's not enough, blueberries have been shown to fend off problems associated with poor circulation.