The berry familiar to many is rich in vitamins, micro- and macroelements, antioxidants and dietary fiber.
Here are some reasons to consider it a superfood: it has a glycemic index of 53 (the indicator indicates that the berry is a safe food for diabetics); contains vitamin C, beneficial flavonoids (such as anthocyanin, which strengthens blood vessels and improves brain function), vitamin K, E and greater antioxidant activity, which helps maintain immunity and the good condition of our skin; Contains 3.7 g of fiber (helps normalize weight and improve gastrointestinal function).
However, like any product, the berry can cause an allergic reaction, so you should not eat more than 150 to 200 g per day. Blueberries should also be eliminated from your diet if you are planning surgery, as the berry can affect blood glucose concentration.
An interesting thing: most of the beneficial elements and vitamins are concentrated in the peel of the cranberry. This was confirmed by studies according to which the skin contains the largest amount of anthocyanins.