I love, love them and can’t imagine my day without them! If I can’t get fresh berries I use berries from my freezer to add to smoothies and other healthy treats! Today I wanted to share with you the health benefits of blackberries. They are amazing!
Anti-inflammatory. This should be one of the main foods you consume regularly to protect your body from oxidative stress and chronic inflammation responsible for so many of diseases. They are antibacterial and protect from stomach ulcers.
Antioxidant. Components, like flavonoids, phenolic acids, and flavonols, especially present in blackberries, fight off and protect from harmful oxygen free molecules. One of the most important health benefits of blackberries that they fight cancer.
Healthy brain. Consume blackberries regularly for cognitive benefits. Polyphenolic components in blackberries can slow down the age-related decline of your brain. Manganese in blackberries is very important for your brain also!
Healthy heart. Consumption of vitamin K in blackberries is linked to healthy blood pressure levels, reduced inflammation in cells that build blood vessels and is important to your entire cardiovascular system.
Beautiful skin. Blackberries make your skin healthy, strong and protect it from sun and environmental damage. Vitamins in blackberries promote collagen production, decreases the instance of dry skin and may even prevent premature aging of the skin. The nutrients have an antiviral effect on infections like the herpes virus responsible for cold sores!
And the last one for today is especially important for us ladies! Blackberries help regulate menstrual health.
If you struggle from PMS, eat more blackberries! The presence of vitamin K helps regulate hormone function and thereby potentially reduces cramping pains and mood swings.
Aren’t they amazing? Share this post with a friend who loves berries :)