Vision

How to Celebrate National Blueberry Day!

pitcher of blueberries in the summer

Did you know that eating blueberries are a huge health benefit for your eyes? Blueberries have the potential to prevent impaired vision or blindness. It’s never too late to start taking care of your eye health during National Blueberry Day.

What’s Good Nutrition?

In a nutshell, getting the right amount of nutrients from the foods you eat. The basic nutrients we get from food are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Nutrients provide your body with energy. You need calories to run and jump, but also to perform basic functions like breathing and pumping blood.

handful of blueberries

They build and maintain tissues, organs, bones, and teeth. Proteins are present in every cell of your body and help fight off infections. Fats are like cushions for your cells and minerals are what make your bones strong.

Nutrients help regulate necessary body functions. Good nutrition leads to healthy temperature and metabolism regulation, lower blood pressure and better organ function.

What Nutrients Are Good for Your Vision?

Vitamin A. First, Vitamin A is found in blueberries. It helps protect your eyes from damage caused by free radicals. It also helps fight inflammation of your eye so try to incorporate a cup of blueberries into your day.

Vitamin C. Secondly, vitamin C helps decrease your risk of glaucoma.

Antioxidants. Thirdly, vitamin E may help stop the formation of cataracts. Additionally, the antioxidants found in blueberries may reduce inflammatory eye disease or damage to the eye from diabetes.

Zinc. Finally, zinc helps protect you against macular degeneration and night blindness.

Blueberries for Your Teeth

Firstly, blueberries contain antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin C and polyphenols. Secondly, they have more antioxidants than any other fruit, which boost your immune system and help prevent gum disease. Lastly, they contain polyphenols which are beneficial acids that defend teeth against harmful bacteria.

Be Smart on National Blueberry Day

For those with a bad sweet tooth, schedule a visit with your local dentist. There, you can talk about specific dental needs and how factoring in blueberries will help. Fruit and veggiesare not only good for your dental health but overall so contact them today!

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