According to research, blueberries surpass many other notable superfoods because of the fruit’s exceptional nutritional value. In fact, blueberries contain some of the highest levels of antioxidants along with superfoods like acai berry and green tea.
Dr. Perricone, a foremost skin care expert, states that, “Blueberry along with the acai berry have one of the highest known levels of antioxidants of any food.” These delicious berries are packed with vitamins, essential fatty acids, amino acids and antioxidants. A true super star among superfoods.
Health and Skin Care Benefits of Blueberries
Leading medical research continues to explore the unusually potent anti-cancer properties and promising health treatments that this food has to offer. Not only does this amazing superfood fight cancer, but has been shown to improve longevity, enhance muscle function, fight heart disease, and support brain function.
One of the most surprising benefits of eating this berry is the great skin care results you can enjoy when adding this superfood to your diet. Dr. Perricone further explains that one should eat high antioxidant foods like this fruit to regularly enjoy optimum skincare results.
Blueberries have a high concentration of antioxidants that help:
- Slow wrinkling
- Repair skin damage
- Reduce scarring
- Slow aging effects
He also suggests that a healthy basic skin care regimen should include:
- Mild, natural cleanser (no harsh soap) used daily
- Moisturizer loaded with antioxidants from natural extracts after cleansing
- Very light skin peels applied periodically to help exfoliation and reduce oily buildup which can cause acne
- Apply a chemical free high SPF sunblocker to protect skin
How to Eat Blueberries for Optimum Skin care
For maximum skin care benefits, nutritionists and doctors recommend 3-4 servings of organic blueberries a week. If you want to benefit the most from this superfood, you should eat one cup of blueberries every day. (You can add organic, undiluted blueberry juice to your diet as well, but you’ll get the most benefits from eating whole blueberries.)
That may seem like a lot of blueberries to add to you diet, but the astounding skin care and health benefits you’ll receive are definitely worth it. Your youthful skin and healthy body will thank you for it!