Eating Blueberries in Dubai: antioxidant powerhouse for healthy life in UAE

Eating Blueberries in Dubai: antioxidant powerhouse for healthy life in the United Arab Emirates.

It is long known that blueberries is considered the granddad of the antioxidant foods. When it comes to super-foods, this one stands tall. In North America it is very popular among fitness trainers and people into healthy living. In Dubai the people are taking a liking to it as the awareness of its benefits spreads.

Blueberries pack a solid powerful nutritional punch and are excellent source of vitamin K. They also contain vitamin C, which prevents colds and fibre – which helps you digest, furthermore it contains manganese and other antioxidants (especially anthocyanins).


It is considered to be valuable in the nutritionists circle that first thing any experience nutritionist will add to your diet are blueberries. This is because of its high levels of antioxidants.  Die-hards in the health sector claim blueberries can help protect against heart disease and some cancers, as well as improve your memory.

We’ve decided to do some online research to determine if eating blueberries will be healthy for people in Dubai and the answers are self-evident.


There are number of studies conducted by Canadian and BDA and the goal was to see if blueberries really live up to their hype.


First for the Heart health

More than 93,000 women participated in a study in the UK with promising results. Study showed that those who eat blueberries or its sister fruit strawberries more than three times a week could reduce heart attack by 32%, compared to those who didn’t eat blueberries at all or only ate it once a month. The results were promising but could not be conclusively proven these fruits definitely caused the lower risk.



Cancer is one of the most difficult time of someones life and anything that can give even a little hope towards protection goes a long way. The evidence is little but there is a professional circle, which believes eating blueberries multiple times a week proactively helps protect against cancer. The research is backed by studies on animals. For example In an extensive laboratory studies conducted on cells and animals, using blueberry extracts (such as anthocyanins) have been shown to decrease free radical damage, which can cause cancer. The results are promising from animal testing and in theory it makes sense for humans to eat blueberries towards the goal of cancer protection but human body is so complex that, it is not clear how well humans absorb anthocyanins from eating blueberries and whether or not they have a protective effect. Since it is considered godfather of antioxidant superfoods, eating is highly recommended.


Improved memory 

We all can do with better memory, especially as we age. There is a good news, many different studies have linked eating blueberries to improved spatial learning and better memory. The size of studies has always been a small group or testing was done on the animals.



What are the dietitians saying

Alison Hornby, a dietitian and BDA spokesperson, says: “While research on the health claims of blueberries is inconclusive, they are a fantastic choice as one of your five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

“They are low in calories and high in nutrients, including phenolic compounds with an antioxidant capacity significantly higher than vitamins C or E.  “Try adding them to your breakfast cereal, including them in a packed lunch or mixing with low-fat yoghurt for a delicious dessert.”


Jason Smith a professional personal trainer and qualified nutritionist says “ if I was allowed to make only one change to my clients diet, adding four portion of blueberries a week would be it” contact us today and let one of our dietitian expert help create a personalized plan just for you.


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One comment

  • mustapha H
    17th June 2015 - 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Antioxidant filled blueberries for sure are inline with healthy life in Dubai. I agree. Do you know a place which sells the best blueberries in Dubai?

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