One of the best parts of living in Northern California are the wonderful fresh blueberries that flood local farmers markets and grocery store produce sections this time of year. Blueberries health benefits are huge and one of the primary benefits that most people do not realize is they can improve your vision, protect your eyes and even reverse some vision loss.
Blueberries are full of nutrients that improve your health on a cellular level. Many of the amazing health benefits of this superfood are well known, but their incredible effects on visual acuity and the prevention of macular degeneration are less often touted. Blueberries’ health benefits are amazing, but the primary health benefit is their high levels of antioxidants. A serving of blueberries introduces more antioxidants into the body than most other fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are necessary for your body’s fight to reduce oxidation.
Blueberries pack 14 milligrams of vitamin C per cup. A cup of blueberries contains 80 international units of Vitamin A in every cup. Blueberries also pack a good dose of Zinc as well.
So, stop by your nearest farmers market this weekend and pick up a container, or two or three. Your taste buds and your eyes will thank you!