Blackberries

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Blackberries

Blackberries contain the same amounts of minerals and antioxidants as blueberries.

Off all the fruits, blackberries have the highest amounts of calcium and they also have a lot of magnesium and iron. These minerals are necessary for strong bones, muscular development and for healthy blood. Off all fruits blackberries have the highest amount of vitamin E.

This magical purple berry is packed with antioxidants and contains fiber, folate, vitamins C and K. Blackberry seeds are rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids can be released by making a smoothie in a blender. Simply rinse and add to your smoothie.

Health Benefits

Scientific research supports that:

Consuming blackberries can improves motor and cognitive function

High fibre consumption is correlated with improved bowel movement: blackberries have a lot of fibre so eating blackberries may improve bowel movement

Vitamin K intake is correlated with bone health: blackberries contain vitamin K so eating blackberries may improve bone health

 

Antioxidants inhibit oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when there are to many free radicals present in your body. Free radicals are formed in the body due to stress, fatigue, air pollution, smoking, alcohol and medicine use.

When free radicals are present in your body for long periods of time they can damage your body. Antioxidants make free radicals harmless, which lowers the levels of oxidative stress.

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