PHYTOCHEMICAL POTENTIAL OF BLUEBERRIES AND OPINIONS ON THEIR IMPORTANCE FOR BALANCE IMPROVING AND HEALTH SUPPORT IN OLDER AGE

Authors

  • Hana KALOVÁ
  • Brigita JANEČKOVÁ
  • Petr PETR
  • Miroslav VERNER
  • Jarmila BOČKOVÁ
  • Alena SEBOROVÁ
  • Jan REBAN

Abstract

The presented study is focused on contemporary knowledge and concepts concerning health benefits of the blueberries on the human health. They compare their effects on the brain and nervous system and on the mnestic, cognitive and sensory functions (with a special regard to the sight), locomotor functions (with a special regard to the balance and gait), antisclerotic, cardioprotective and angioprotective effects, potential anti-cancer effects and general protective effects (with a special regard to the ageing process). Contents of micronutrients present in the blueberries for the health are detailed. Differences in the importance of micronutrients and further effective substance are explained based on the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) value. Basic and well attainable literature is quoted, which offers detailed outlines of effective phytochemical substances in the bilberry and of the botanic classification and variations.

Key words: European blueberries, Vaccinium myrtillus, importance for human health, prevention, mental functions, physical functions, ageing

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2017-12-30