Blackberry Benefits – 5 Health Benefits You Can’t Afford to Miss this Summer

Blackberries

Blackberries

Most of us just know that blackberries taste good, so we eat them. That’s good, because the list of blackberry benefits to the human body is long. Blackberries are among the most beneficial berries one can consume, and can only improve immune system function and overall health.

5 Blackberry Benefits

  1. The regular consumption of blackberries, due to the high tannin content, has been proven to help promote the healthy tightening of tissue. That’s right ladies. (And guys).  Forget about surgery, just eat more blackberries if you want to stay looking young.
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  2. Blackberries are loaded with Anthocyanins, a powerful phytonutrient that’s been shown to protect the brain from oxidative stress. Studies suggest it may even reduce the effects of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
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    Note: When you hear the word phytonutrient, think photosynthesis. Although we can’t convert sunlight energy to chemical energy like plants, we need lots of energy for our immune systems to work properly. Phytonutrients deliver incredible benefits in our quest to live a life of super immunity. Don’t forget that!
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  3. The deep, dark blue colour ensures blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. Blackberries are rich in anthocyanin pigments and ellagic acid, two cancer fighting antioxidants. Antioxidants are known for lowering the risk of a number of cancers.
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    Blackberry Benefits

  4. Blackberries are packed with Vitamin K. Just one cup serves up 28.5 mcg or 36% of your daily recommended intake. Vitamin K has a wide range of benefits and has been shown to aid in muscle relaxing.
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  5. Blackberries are loaded with bioflavonoids, along with many other nutritional benefits including a very low sodium count with only 62 calories to a cup. Bioflavonoids, also known just as, flavonoids exhibit anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties. Flavonoids protect against oxidative and free radical damage caused by everyday pollution and stress put on our bodies.

Blackberries, A Super Berry and a Super Food

Blackberries are a super food and a great snack at any time of the year. As blackberries come into season be sure to get out and pick some for your super food meal, shake or as a treat to go with that bowl of ice cream! If you live in the Northern Hemisphere be sure to freeze some for the long winter – blackberries are a perfect edition to many super food meals.

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Sources:

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1848/2

http://www.driscolls.com/nutrition-health/berry-nutrition-facts/blackberry-nutrition

About Alex Smith

Founder of RunHighGoFar, Alex is passionate about breaking the barriers of what it means to be healthy. I believe every change in respect to health and life comes from within and that the human body and mind are the most powerful forces in the universe. There are 100 trillion cells in the human body and I want all of them firing on a combination of super foods. If I can shine the light of Super Immunity on just one person, my mission will have been successful.

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