July 23, 2008

Blueberry

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Blueberry is a fruit that grows in the summer in North America, grows wild like a bush, has a lot of properties contained in it. As for in Indonesia itself is still rarely encountered, but a variety of processed products can be found in a variety of drinks and ice cream outlets.

Blueberries (Vaccinum corymbosum) contains potassium which is beneficial for:
  • Controlling blood pressure in hypertensive patients
  • Prevent the development of renal vascular damage, glomerular and tubular
  • Reduce the risk of stroke
  • Lowering of urinary calcium excretion and decrease the formation of kidney stones
  • Lowering of bone demineralization (osteoporosis)
  • Reduce the risk of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with cardiac ischemia, heart failure, and right ventricular hypertrophy

In addition to the health benefits of blueberries is a manganese-containing chemical elements that are anti-inflammatory substances which indirectly will launch our bloodstream and increase the memory capacity. As disclosed Jeremy Spencer from the Department Office of Food Bioscience, UK, which was launched by the BBC, "Our research proves that blueberries are very good for you and can increase the memory capacity".

Some other benefits of blueberries:
  • Keeping nitric oxide substance that makes the walls of the arteries remain flexible so as to prevent the occurrence of heart disease.
  • Lowers cholesterol and protects the liver due to ciprofibrate elements contained therein.
  • Increase of blood-forming substance is very good for women thanks to the iron content.
  • Anti-Oxidant (content of anthocyanin compounds) that can prevent aging.

Besides fruit, roots and leaves of blueberries was also the same magic. When processed into tea, blueberry tree roots can help to reduce pain during childbirth and provide a relaxing effect. While the leaves, when boiled and drunk, can be a tonic for the blood booster purify the body and relieve cough.