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Bilberry benefits

Bilberry benefits of the rich nutrients that positively affect the quality of healthy Eye vision.

Bilberry benefits induce natural wellness,  berries that grow in the forests of the Nordic region grow in relatively clean environments, and any berries that grow with in 100 meters of a main road with traffic, should be left alone as a rule of the thumb.

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Some of the most obvious bilberry benefits are that they grow naturally in the forest, and also the activity in itself to seek and forage for berries is a healthy activity in a clean environment.  To spend some time during the summer months amongst Nature, it is a reflective and relaxing time, with no stress other than searching, finding and picking berries into a berry basket.  Berry picking is a cultural experience, because it has been a very important activity for the community for thousands of years in the Nordic region.  The human need for natural healthy food and nutrition did not change even when humanity graduated from Stone Age to Bronze Age, and Bronze Age to Iron Age, and it did not even change with the industrial revolution, or the coming of the digital Age.

Bilberry benefits is here to stay as long as the environment stays clean and safe for the plants to grow.

Bilberry plant leaves are said to be healthy, they can be enjoyed with hot water as a bilberry leaf tea.  The bilberry fruit seeds have lots of health benefit nutrients inside them.

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Here is a list of the vitamins that bilberry fruit contain. Organic composition of the berries:  100 g of fresh berries is:
– Protein 0.67 g
– Vitamin A (RE) 7.9 lg
– Vitamin B1 0.03 mg
– Vitamin B2 0.03 mg
– Vitamin B3 0.6 mg of niasiiniekvivalentti
– Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid 0.16 mg
– Vitamin B6 0.06 mg
– Vitamin C 44 mg
– Vitamin E (alpha-DB) 1.88 mg
– Vitamin H or biotin, 1.1 ¶ g
– Phosphorus 20 mg
– 100 mg of potassium
– Calcium 20 mg
– Cobalt <0.5 lg
– Chrome 2 lg
– Copper 78 lg
– Magnesium 9.1 mg
– Manganese 4.6 mg
– Molybdenum <10 g
– Silicon 0.5 mg
– 0.56 mg of iron
– 13 mg of sulfur
– Zinc 0.15 mg

Source: Herbosus.fi

As can be seen from this list, the bilberry fruit has a lot of different trace elements.
Bilberry fruit contain very little fruit acids. The berries contain A and B vitamin, manganese, fiber and flavonoids. They are also good as vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium sources.

Bilberry benefits also has antimicrobial tannins, which are also found in purple grapes and dark teas.

There are Carotenoids in the bilberry fruit, which are potent antioxidants that effect positively the anatomy of the Eyes. Bilberries have anthocyanosides which are potent antioxidants that strengthen blood vessels and the capillaries.  They also improve red blood cells, stabalize collagen tissues such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage and has cholesterol lowering effects.

Researchers have found that bilberries are very effective for myopia (near-sightedness). Research show that bilberry can help reduce or even reverse Macular Degeneration.  Bilberry benefits also provide vascular support for the micro-circulation of blood to the eyes.  Bilberry benefits has been shown to be a vasodialator that opens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.  I am not suggesting that that the berries have magical powers, or trying to build a religion around these bilberries, no.  But they do contain natural bilberry benefits.  They are unlikely to gain a such cult like following and consumption as some top brand wines and spirits on the modern day markets.  Bilberry benefits wont pack the same punch as some wines, ports, liqueurs and spirit will, leaving a throbbing head ache after indulging in the pleasures of intoxicating indulgence.

Watch a YouTube video Animation of the Bilberry Benefits: Bilberry.

Bilberry

The Bilberry plant is a rich source of natural nutrition for the environment of the Nordic region.

Bilberry flowers bloom early in the spring season. they are a pink colored round bell, shaped like a rice paper light shade that is light, round and a delicate structure.  The bees pollinate the bilberry flowers as they flower over a 4 week period. Not all flowers appear at the same time, towards the end of the flowering season there are small tiny green berries beginning to shape from where the flower was and had fallen of the stem. The tiny green berries grow gradually over a 8-10 week period and as they get bigger and riper they change color to a dark blue or almost black color.

See bilberry pictures from this link. Summer berry season 2013.

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The bilberry fruit has many different trace elements.

Bilberry fruit pulp contains very little fruit acids. They have ample A and B vitamin, manganese, fiber and flavonoids. They are also good as vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium sources. Bilberry berries are also rich in saccharides, or sugars. Flavonoids are so-called antioxidants.

Watch a YouTube video presentation on a Bilberry here:  Bilberry

Material composition of the berries
100 g of fresh berries is:
– Protein 0.67 g
– Vitamin A (RE) 7.9 ľg
– Vitamin B1 0.03 mg
– Vitamin B2 0.03 mg
– Vitamin B3 0.6 mg of niacin
– Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid 0.16 mg
– Vitamin B6 0.06 mg
– Vitamin C 44 mg
– Vitamin E (alpha-DB) 1.88 mg
– Vitamin H or biotin, 1.1 ¶ g
– Phosphorus 20 mg
– 100 mg of potassium
– Calcium 20 mg
– Cobalt <0.5 ľg
– Chrome 2 ľg
– Copper 78 ľg
– Magnesium 9.1 mg
– Manganese 4.6 mg
– Molybdenum <10 g
– Silicon 0.5 mg
– 0.56 mg of iron
– 13 mg of sulfur
– Zinc 0.15 mg

Source: Herbosus.fi

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Antioxidants affect the quality of life.

Antioxidants have properties that are beneficial to life and human health, because they protect and prevent oxidation damage to the healthy cells of the body.  Here is a link to a web site that has more information on Antioxidants. Antioxidants.

We need Carotenoid’s for molecular cell protection.

The vast research done over many years on human health has yielded results that prove that the Carotenoid’s do positively affect the quality of life. Particularly in the following areas;
•    Cardiovascular system.
•    Immune system support.
•    Healthy Vision system.
•    Respiratory function system.

Carotenoids.

Bilberries are a natural gift for good health, and there are many berries, fruits and vegetables that are equal to this claim, but they are all unique.  It is important to go through the list of berries, fruit and vegetables and give them the glory that is due to them. We need them all, they provide nutrition health and vitality to life much more than some other comfort foods that people tend to consume more at times.

Bilberries can be enjoyed early at the breakfast time with cold milk and cereal or with hot porridge and milk. They can also be blitzed and blended into shakes with yogurt and other soft fruit like bananas or mango, paw paw or other soft fruits. Bilberry is great for garnishing dessert plates and fruit salads.  They can equally be enjoyed as a fruit snack on their own, or maybe with some yogurt and honey to sweeten it even more. Whatever is your favorite way to enjoy eating bilberries try to crush the tiny seeds as you consume them, they contains a vast range of essential nutrients, happy crunching.