"Wild blueberries provide twice the antioxidant capacity of traditional blueberries and are considered one of the top anti-inflammatory fruits," Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT, CPT, told POPSUGAR. "These antioxidant-rich super berries are filled with bioactive phytonutrients that give them their deep blue color, which can protect against a variety of diseases," she says.
"What makes wild blueberries so powerful is that they combat stress in the wild by producing phytochemicals and anthocyanins to protect themselves. It's these naturally occurring compounds that help protect us from inflammation and chronic disease when consumers eat them," she explains. Of course, if you can't find the wild kind, eating normal blueberries will still offer anti-inflammatory benefits, too.