Blueberry belongs to Ericaceae family under the Vaccinium genus. It is a perennial shrub with small berry fruit and originated in North America. It is mainly grown in the United States, it is also known as the American blueberry. Blueberries are nutritious, rich in not only conventional nutrients, but also contains extremely rich in flavonoids and polysaccharide compounds, it is also known as the "Queen of Fruits" and "King of Berries."
The effects of blueberry extract for eyes
Blueberry fruit is rich in nutrients, with a high content of amino acid, zinc, calcium, iron, copper and vitamins. It not only has a good nutritional health effect, but also has the function as an antioxidant, preventing brain aging, cardiac and cancer, softening blood vessels and enhancing immune response.
Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which can activate the retinal function, and strengthen the eyesight, prevent eye fatigue. It is recommended by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as one of the five healthy fruits in the world.。
The strong antioxidant capacity of blueberries can prevent free radical damaging the collagen, thereby protecting the integrity of the skin, joints and vascular system. Blueberries have the function of anti-cancer, anti-aging, enhancing immunity, lowering blood pressure and blood lipids, protecting eyesight and the cardiovascular function.
Blueberries can defer memory loss and prevent heart diseases, so it is treated as a super fruit. US health news reports that recent research has increased the reputation of the super fruit, blueberry, eating blueberries or drinking blueberry juice can help prevent colon cancer as well as other cancers.
According to the American, Japanese and European scientists, regular consumption of blueberries products, can significantly enhanced eyesight and eliminate eye fatigue. Clinical report also showed that blueberry anthocyanins can promote retinal cells in the regeneration of rhodopsin, prevent myopia and improve vision.