against alzheimer's disease.  Research has shown that blueberries help to protect the
brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age related conditions,
such as alzheimer's disease.  

The most popular medical use of blueberries today is for improvement of vision and
for the protection against age-related macular degeneration.  Blueberries have also
been very effective as a remedy for both diarrhea and constipation.  Along with
soluble and insoluble fiber, blueberries also contain tannins.  Tannins act as astringents
in the digestive system and work to firm up a loose stool.  Since blueberries contain
the same compounds that are found in cranberries they are also effective in
promoting urinary tract health.  


Sources:

Murray , Michael N.D.. The Encyclopedia Of Healing Foods.
New York: Atria Books, 2005.

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention-5 A Day.

National Agricultural Library-USDA. usda.gov.

Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia


Blueberries offer an excellent
source of flavonoids, especially
anthocyanidins.  Anthocyanidins
are antioxidant compounds that
are responsible for the blue,
purple, and red pigments of
blueberries.  They are also a very
good source of soluble fiber,
insoluble fiber (such as pectin),
vitamin C, manganese, and
riboflavin.  

Research found that blueberries
have the highest antioxidant
capability.  Antioxidants may also
be effective in the protection
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