Health Benefits of Blackberries & Other Berries
Berries are the healthiest fruits on the planet. With nearly 10 times the amount of antioxidants than other vegetables and fruits and as much as 60 times more than animal-based products, this powerhouse food group is a good source of nutrients.
Berries offer potential protection against free radical damage to cells, immune system boost, have excellent anti-inflammatory properties, and provide defense for the liver and brain. Research also suggests that berry compounds may have anti-cancer properties based on their ability to reduce and repair cellular damage caused by inflammations and oxidative stress.
Additionally, berries can increase levels of white blood cells known as natural killer cells, which play an important role in defending the immune system from damaging influences.
Due to their deep-green leaves and rich antioxidant pigments, berries are also considered to be the essential brain food known to improve memory in people of all ages including older adults. A Harvard University study into the health and diet of 16,000 women has found that the cognitive decline of women who ate one or more cups of blueberries and two servings of strawberries weekly has been reduced by two and a half years compared with the control group of women who didn’t eat berries.
4 Berries we all should be eating and their benefits
1. Health Benefits of Blackberries
With their dark blue color, blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of fruits tested. They are high in fiber and vitamin C, low in calories, carbohydrates, and have no fats.
2. Health Benefits of Blueberries
Blueberries are a great ally in the fight against heart disease and other similar chronic diseases due to their ability to lower the build-up of “bad” cholesterol. Clinical studies have also detected a relationship between improved eyesight and bilberries, the European cousin of blueberries.
3. Health Benefits of Raspberries
Red Raspberries contain strong antioxidants such as vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that help fight against heart and circulatory imbalances, and age-related decline.
4. Health Benefits of Strawberries
Strawberry benefits go beyond vitamin-rich foods. Because they don’t easily raise blood sugar levels, strawberries are a good choice for people who have type 2 diabetes. Researchers around the world are also recognizing that the phytonutrients in strawberries - including ellagitannins - may have considerable preventative effects on cardiovascular degeneration, cellular breakdown, and cognitive decline.
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In today’s world, it’s not always possible to incorporate the volume of quality fresh fruits and berries necessary to achieve optimal health. Thankfully, we have supplements focused on making these powerhouse foods available for us all. Come see us at our Dripping Springs Pharmacy location and get your bottle today.
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