Tropical blueberries growing in Mexico could be even more beneficial to health than standard blueberries, which have already been classed as a 'super fruit'.
Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry revealed that these fruits, which are produced in Mexico and Central and South America, contain even more healthy antioxidants, which help rid the body of harmful free radicals.
The tropical blueberries could be even more effective at preventing heart disease, cancer and other conditions, potentially reducing some individual's need for respite care.
Meanwhile, researchers at Texas Women's University have found that blueberries inhibit the development of fat cells, indicating that they could be used to fight obesity, making some people less dependent on home care. Shiwani Moghe, of the institute, found that the highest dose of blueberry polyphenols led to a 73 reduction in lipids, compared to the lowest dose which saw a 27 per cent decrease.