As far as healthy foods go, blueberries are at the top of the list due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content and are often referred to as a "super food." The possible health benefits of consuming blueberries include prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, decreased blood pressure and more.
The amazing array of phytonutrients in blueberries has gotten the special attention of health researchers. The vast majority of phytonutrients in blueberries have been studied for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties, and in many cases the results have been impressive. The blueberry's powerful combination of antioxidants, flavonoids, and resveratrol, is unique and is not found in any other single food source.
Cancer prevention and slows tumor growth:
Research has shown that blueberries are beneficial in preventing tumors from forming and slowing tumor growth in existing tumors. Blueberries have shown positive effects against prostate, liver, breast, ovarian, lung, and colon cancers. Scientists continue to identify new mechanisms that establish blueberries as anti-cancer agents.
For the cardiovascular system, and for many parts of the human body, blueberries have been shown to provide important anti-inflammatory benefits.
Recent studies on the immune support benefits of blueberries are exciting. Intake of blueberry extracts have shown the ability to improve multiple aspects of immune function, and to lower the frequency of cold and flu symptoms in the subjects.