Blackberries are delicious and nutritious, people from all over the world enjoy them. Blackberries are a product of the Morus Alba tree. Its leaves, which also contain nutrients and are even used as food for silkworms are thin, bright and light green. The fruits are like grapes of red or white color and grow in clusters called “drupes“.
Health Benefits of Mulberries :
1. Source of Antioxidants
Antioxidants help reduce the damage caused by free radicals and the entire blackberry plant leaves, stalk and fruits contains antioxidants. An antioxidant in particular, restorative, attracts much attention.
A study published by the University of Texas Health Sciences Center attributes to restorative positive effects on age and longevity.
2. Support the Immune System
Blackberries contain alkaloids that activate macrophages. Macrophages are white blood cells that stimulate the immune system and put you on active alert to threats to health.
3. Helps maintain Healthy Blood Sugar
Further research is needed but it is believed that blackberry contains compounds that help maintain balanced blood sugar levels.
Traditional medicine in China and Trinidad and Tobago has used mulberry leaves to promote balanced blood sugar levels.
4. It’s a Healthy Food
Dried berries are a fantastic source of protein, vitamins C and K, fiber and iron. Best of all, they are available in health food stores everywhere! Enjoy them as an appetizer by themselves or add them to your favorite nut mix.
If you live in a warm climate and you are lucky to be surrounded by mulberries, you can enjoy the fresh fruit of the tree. Although not as tasty as fruits, even the leaves contain protein, fiber and nutrients!
5. Resist the Redness
Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have used blackberry as a remedy for inflammation and redness.
A recent study in Romania found that a combination of mulberry leaves and turmeric may be a new step in natural remedies for this type of irritation.
6. Protection of the brain?
What do blackberries offer to the brain? Researchers at Khon Kaen University in Thailand set out to answer this question by assessing the effects of blackberry on mice with memory impairment and brain damage.
Although more research is needed before blackberries are declared cognitive and neuroprotective promoters in the brain, rats consuming blackberries showed better memory and less oxidative stress.