They strengthen the immune system, promote good digestion and help in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Surprisingly, but true: berries have not been perceived as just fruit for a long time, but proudly bear the title of superfoods. For breakfast, lunch and dinner
The calorie content of berries on average reaches 50 calories per 100 grams (or one glass). Despite this lightness, they are very nutritious: just a few strawberries or blackberries, half a glass of blueberries or currants are enough to satisfy your hunger. The main stars of the berries are vitamin C and magnesium, the level of which in the human body determines the mood, the state of immunity, the body’s response to changing weather conditions and the level of energy during the day.
A useful bonus is that the human body is able to absorb literally all the vitamins and trace elements contained in berries. In addition, most berries, be they raspberries or cherries, have a natural sweetness, so they are pleasant to eat both raw “just from the garden” and in your favorite desserts or smoothies.
Probably everyone already knows about the cleansing properties of berries. You can endlessly list the positive results of the influence of these wonderful fruits on the digestive tract. So, for example, raspberries, thanks to the pectins contained in it, envelop the intestinal walls, thereby cleansing it of toxins and cholesterol. Berries are also beneficial for the cardiovascular system, namely such substances in their composition as quercetin, vitamin C and anthocyanins. Thanks to the first, inflammatory processes are reduced in the cardiovascular system, which contributes to the normalization of the heart rate. Vitamin C, in turn, is responsible for vascular health by maintaining collagen levels in the body. Anthocyanins, the strongest antioxidant, are responsible for strengthening the heart muscles.
Most of the vitamins and minerals that make up the berries have the property that everyone dreams of – they slow down the aging process of the body. The antioxidants and anthocyanins mentioned earlier protect cells from radiation. They also minimize the negative effects of sunlight, keeping the skin firm. By cleansing the body from the inside, berries help to improve complexion and skin condition. It has been proven that some types of berries are the cause of the slowdown in the growth of cancerous tumors, which certainly affects both the general state of health and the appearance of a person.
Raw & Sugar Free
Despite the mass of positive properties, you should have a measure in everything. If you want to get the maximum benefit from the berries, it is better not to mix them with sugar, eating them raw. Although allergic reactions to berries are rare, it is still better to know the characteristics of your own body and be more careful. Strawberries, for example, despite all their beneficial properties, can cause painful sensations in people with kidney disease. Additional sweeteners or foods in the bite, such as cheese, chocolate or alcohol, are also better to be set aside so as not to cancel out all the beneficial results from eating berries and to avoid sharp jumps in insulin levels in the blood.