Health Benefits of Mulberries

In today’s article, we are going to talk about a plant whose name is Mulberry. It comes from middle Asia but it is also commonly found in Europe. It is widely used due to its rich medicinal properties. It protects from a lot of diseases, including diabetes, cardiac illnesses, and tumours. At the same time, it can be used for industrial purposes, as a silkworm.

The white mulberry is abundant in organic acids, pectin, fiber, carotene, and vitamin C. Moreover, it’s rich in numerous active ingredients that cure cough, headache, inflammation of the tonsils, fever, and diarrhea.

100 grams of mulberries provide 43 calories only. They contain phyto-nutrient compounds, such as minerals, vitamins, and polyphenol pigment antioxidants that the body needs to be healthy.

Mulberries are rich in phytochemicals, which are also known as anthocyanins. Studies prove that the mulberries consumption prevents inflammation, neurological diseases, diabetes, and cancer. These berries are rich in resveratrol, an antioxidant.

Mulberries have high content of vitamin C. 100 grams of mulberries provide 61% of vitamin C. The regular consumption of vitamin C prevents the damage of the free radicals, infections, and inflammations. Mulberries contain vitamin E and A, and various potent polyphenolic antioxidants such as lutein, ß-carotene, zeaxanthin, and a-carotene.

Zeaxanthin is a especially important for the retinal macula lutea, because it protects from the UV rays and provides numerous antioxidant properties.

Mulberries are rich in iron too. 100 grams of mulberries give you 23% of iron, that our body needs for the hemoglobin in the red blood cells.

Mulberries contain some other important compounds such as magnesium, potassium, and manganese. Potassium is extremely important for the blood pressure. They control the heart rate too. Besides vitamin K, mulberries also contain vitamins from the B-complex group. In addition, they also have niacin, folic acid, riboflavin, and vitamin B-6, all of which are important vitamins which metabolize the body fats, carbs, and protein.

These berries can be consumed fresh or dried. Mulberries destroy cancer cells, decrease cholesterol, and decrease the high levels of sugar in the blood. They are commonly used in the traditional Chinese herbal medicine for preparation of remedies that treat various diseases and illnesses.

Therefore, try to consume these berries as much as you can in order to enjoy into their incredible properties!

Sources:

organichealthcorner.com

holisticlivingtips.com

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