Blueberries are a real storehouse of vitamins, they successfully resist eye diseases and fights Alzheimer's disease, said Aida Kirimova, a nutritionist from Volgograd. The doctor called the only drawback of the berry its inaccessibility for a wide range of people. Blueberries grow in forest and swampy places, and therefore often Russians can find this product only on store shelves.
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All parts of the plant are useful for health – not only berries, but also leaves and shoots. Blueberries are eaten raw, dried, honey or jam is made, added to the pie. 100 grams of the product contain ascorbic acid, retinol, vitamins A, B, E, K and PP, thereby increasing the body's strength and endurance, increasing the degree of its resistance to aging processes. And due to the presence of chromium, zinc, sulfur, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium and phosphorus in the berry, the physical and mental activity of a person increases. In addition, 100 grams of blueberries contain only 57 calories, which is very important for dieters.
The cost of fresh blueberries is quite high. However, the berry does not lose its properties in dried or frozen form, while the price tag of such a product is lower.
Aida Kirimova also recommended making infusions from the leaves of the plant and giving it to schoolchildren who are now experiencing a great strain on their eyes. You can also gargle with a decoction in case of inflammatory processes.