Health benefits of blackberries

Wednesday 17th July 2019

Health benefits of blackberries

Sweet yet tart blackberries are a summer staple. But the benefits of these berry beauties go well beyond their yummy taste. Blackberries have impressive health benefits, too.

1. They’re packed with vitamin C

Just one cup of raw blackberries has 30.2 mg of vitamin C. That’s half the daily recommended value. Vitamin C is integral to collagen formation in bones, connective tissue, and blood vessels. Vitamin C may also help you:

heal wounds

regenerate the skin

battle free radicals (molecules released by toxins) in the body

absorb iron

shorten the common cold

prevent scurvy

2. They’re high in fiber

A high-fiber diet may help you:

reduce cholesterol

promote regular bowel movements

control blood sugar levels by slowing the rate of sugar absorption

lose weight by making you feel fuller longer

provide fuel to nourish healthy gut bacteria

3. Great source of vitamin K

Vitamin K is the reason why you don’t bleed profusely when you cut yourself: It helps your blood clot. Vitamin K also plays a role in bone metabolism. Vitamin K deficiency may lead to bone thinning and bone fractures. It may cause easy bruising, heavy menstrual bleeding, and blood in the stool or in the urine.

4. High in manganese

Manganese may help prevent osteoporosis, manage blood sugar levels, and reduce epileptic seizures.

5. May boost brain health

The reviews concluded that antioxidants in berry fruits help fight free radicals and alter how brain neurons communicate. This may help reduce brain inflammation, which can lead to cognitive and motor issues common with aging.

How to make blackberry Jam

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