Blueberries benefit eye health

Blueberries, packed with nutritious vitamins, minerals, anthocyanins and other polyphenols, are of particular benefit in maintaining eye health. The nutritious elements of blueberries could help prevent many disorders that eventually lead to impaired vision or blindness. An increasing number of research studies are adding to the evidence that this nutrient-rich fruit can benefit eye health.

Please see some of these research studies below:

Blueberry Polyphenols Ameliorate Visible Light and Lipid-Induced Injury of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells

Although dietary polyphenols are known to be beneficial to vision, the protective distinctions among different types of polyphenols are unclear.

December 2018

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Protective Effects of Blueberry Anthocyanins against H2O2-Induced Oxidative Injuries in Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells.

Blueberry anthocyanins are considered protective of eye health because of their recognized antioxidant properties.

February 2018

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Blueberry Component Pterostilbene Protects Corneal Epithelial Cells from Inflammation via Anti-oxidative Pathway.

Blueberries have been recognized to possess protective properties from inflammation and various diseases, but not for eye and ocular disorders.

January 2016

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Visible Light-Induced Lipid Peroxidation of Unsaturated Fatty Acids in the Retina and the Inhibitory Effects of Blueberry Polyphenols

The lipid peroxidation of unsaturated fatty acids (UFAs) in the retina not only threatens visual cells but also affects the physiological health of the retina.

October 2015

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Blueberry effects on dark vision and recovery after photobleaching: placebo-controlled crossover studies

Clinical evidence for anthocyanin benefits in night vision is controversial. This paper presents two human trials investigating blueberry anthocyanin effects on dark adaptation, functional night vision, and vision recovery after retinal photobleaching.

November 2014

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