Blueberries and Colds
Did you know Vitamin C can help treat the common cold by reducing symptoms? A high content of Vitamin C can be found in blueberries. Another great thing about blueberries are their antioxidants properties, which can also help reduce symptoms of the flu. Although blueberries won’t actually cure a cold, they can still play a significant role in recovery from the illness.
When experiencing a cold it’s recommended to drinks tons of water and juices. Because of their Vitamin C content and antioxidants, blueberries are a good way to reduce congestion symptoms of a cold. Antioxidants can help reduce symptoms of the flu by strengthening the immune system.
According to a study published in an issue of AJP Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, quercetin which is a substance found in blueberries reduce the chances of getting a flu.
The perfect way to ingest blueberries are in the form of a smoothie. Because smoothies can require for blueberries to be frozen, this can make them lose some of its Vitamin C. Making a blueberry smoothie with orange or citrus juice is a good way to optimize the smoothie Vitamin C content.
For a healthier blueberry smoothie that will boost your immune system, mix with soy milk and flax seeds
Other Blueberry Benefits
Blueberries aren’t only composed of Vitamin C and antioxidants. They also contain the following:
- Vitamin E
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin K
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Blueberries are great for your health and can help fight off those unwanted illnesses, there is no reason why they shouldn’t be your go-to item when you are grocery shopping.