Blueberries and health benefits

Reshmi K. Vijayan, M. Mohamed Essa, Amani S. Al-Rawahi, Gilles J. Guillemin, Subash Selvaraju, Mushtaq A. Memon

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Abstract

The health benefits of fruits have been exploited since ancient days. A healthy dietnot only keepsaway various chronic diseases and metabolic syndromes but also confersprotection from the undesirable side effects of drugs. Habitual consumption ofphytonutrient rich fruits and vegetablesis a potential strategy for the prevention or delayof various diseases. Berry fruits are rich in vitamins and antioxidant polyphenolics.Blueberries, in particular, are a rich source of antioxidant flavonoids, dietary fiber, traceelements, and vitamins. Their vast health-promoting potential includescardio-, neuro-,hepato-, and immuno-protection, makingthem a preferable dietary interventional choice.Moreover, research has reported that blueberry supplementation improved ocular health,offset macular degeneration, and reduced urinary tract infection. The healthbenefits andnutrient content in this superfruit is summarized in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood as Medicine
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages17-36
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781624177477
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Anthocyanins
  • Blueberry
  • Cellular signalling pathways
  • Healthbenefits
  • Oxidative stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Vijayan, R. K., Essa, M. M., Al-Rawahi, A. S., Guillemin, G. J., Selvaraju, S., & Memon, M. A. (2013). Blueberries and health benefits. In Food as Medicine (pp. 17-36). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Blueberries and health benefits. / Vijayan, Reshmi K.; Essa, M. Mohamed; Al-Rawahi, Amani S.; Guillemin, Gilles J.; Selvaraju, Subash; Memon, Mushtaq A.

Food as Medicine. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013. p. 17-36.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Vijayan, RK, Essa, MM, Al-Rawahi, AS, Guillemin, GJ, Selvaraju, S & Memon, MA 2013, Blueberries and health benefits. in Food as Medicine. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 17-36.
Vijayan RK, Essa MM, Al-Rawahi AS, Guillemin GJ, Selvaraju S, Memon MA. Blueberries and health benefits. In Food as Medicine. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2013. p. 17-36
Vijayan, Reshmi K. ; Essa, M. Mohamed ; Al-Rawahi, Amani S. ; Guillemin, Gilles J. ; Selvaraju, Subash ; Memon, Mushtaq A. / Blueberries and health benefits. Food as Medicine. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013. pp. 17-36
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