Blackberries are delicious and healthy, this we know, but recent research has shown they have many more benefits for the human body.
By a conducted research, scientists have found that blackberries help the human body in many ways, from being useful as sources of vitamins and minerals, to having ingredients that help fight cancer diseases.
Blackberries build immunity because they contain vitamin C, which has several important roles, the Daily Mail reports. Also, the blackberry has twice as much of the vitamin than blueberries.
“Vitamin C is essential for the immune system and cardiovascular system because it lowers blood pressure,” said Dr. Ursula Arens. He also reminded that vitamin C is important in treating anemia because it improves the absorption of iron in the body.
Blackberry has more fiber than most other fruits. A fistful of blackberries contains about 8 grams of fiber and 25 grams in whole grains, and only 4 grams a day is enough. Besides being good for digestion and weight maintenance, the fiber helps lower and maintain cholesterol.
‘Tannins, which mitigate bleeding when it comes to minor injuries, are also found in blackberries, “says Dr. Sarah Wilson, who works at London’s Princess Grace Hospital. Wilson adds that in traditional medicine, wraps of blackberry are often used to quickly heal wounds. When tannins come in contact with the wound, they help to compress the tissue.
In addition to the treatment of minor wound, these tasty berries also help in the fight against cancer diseases because they contain antioxidants that contain anthocyanins, which inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Other kinds of red fruits and vegetables contain anthocyanins too, but blackberries, according to recent studies, have them in higher percentage.
‘They contain the compound C3G which helps in the fight against skin cancer and esophagus, “she explained to the Daily Mail Dr. Arens.
If you eat two handfuls of blackberries daily, you will get the required dose of manganese in the body. It is also one of the minerals that are required for healthier and stronger bones.
Another useful vitamin in blueberries is B9 – known as folic acid. Along with vitamin B12, they are necessary in the creation of new blood cells. Folic acid is often recommended for pregnant women as it prevents neural tube defects of the embryos.
Blackberries also have lutein, which is good for eye protection, because it can prevent the damage that the ultraviolet light makes.