admin Sep/ 29/ 2016 | 0
Bilberry is considered a super fruit, a healthy food for both adults and kids due its multitude of health benefits. Compared to the blueberry, bilberry is smaller, darker in color and has a fuller taste. Although bilberry is still not as widely recognized as blueberry, it is slowly gaining popularity among the health conscious community as more people begin to find its healing and health-enhancing characteristics by reading from the news and blogs.
Bilberries orginates from Northern Europe and Asia and they are usually harvested from the wild as it is very difficult to grow in commercial farming. Bilberry is an excellent healthy food with its rich store of vitamins, minerals and fiber. It contains many key antioxidant phytonutrients which are 10 times more powerful than vitamin C, including anthocyanins, flavonois, anthocyanidins and phenolic acids.
These powerful antioxidants help to neutralize damage caused by free radicals. In addition, anthocyanins, which give bilberry its dark blue pigments, help to stabilize the marix of body tissues and cells, known as the collagen matrix. Bilberry has proven to be a powerful food for health to improve night vision. During World War II, it is well known information that RAF pilots to take bilberry jam before their night mission to imrpove and sharpen their vision.
Preliminary evidence from scientific studies have shown that taking bilberry can help to reverse certain eye disorders and slow down vision degeneration caused by aging. Bilberry also contains powerful antioxidants such as kaempferol and ellagic acid that improve the support for the vascular system, increase blood circulation thereby preventing blood clots and regular blood pressure. In addition, eating bilberry improves digestion and gastrointestinal health. Bilberry juice is an easy and excellent ingredient to add to many recipes. You should only buy good bilberry juice concentrate that is processed from organic, fresh bilberries with all the essential nutrients and flavors, without the use of any synthetic ingredients.