Berries are one of those fruits, which are in the matter of discussion because of their health benefits as well ever-growing medical properties. At present, much research is being taken to identify the hidden properties of several berries. Almost in the editorial section of a newspaper or a column in the magazine, one can easy find a section for healthy lifestyle that is mainly incorporated with the useful characteristics of berries. Millions of money are being invested for research, experiment and analysis.
One of the biggest benefits of berries is that they are a great antioxidant that helps to remove free radicals, which enter the body form external sources. Eating different types of berries reduces a chance of suffering from dangerous diseases such as cancer, heart stroke and diabetes. Before eating a berry it’s better to understand about various berries available in the market and their health benefits.
According to the studies, it has been detected that there are around 600 strawberries found on the earth. However, a deep-red coloured strawberry is commonly available in the market. It is a great health booster consisting of antioxidant phytonutirents known as Phenols. These phenols help protect the occurrence of heart disease, reduce cancer risk as well act as an anti-inflammatory fruit.
As a result of a powerful antioxidant property, strawberry help prevent brain from age-related mental debility. It also minimizes muscular degeneration of the eyes as well is famous in the world as an excellent source of potassium, fiber, many B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, iodine, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and copper. Studies have revealed that strawberries can stop the proliferation of HepG(2) liver cancer cells; in fact they can prevent inhibited esophageal cancer because of the presence of isothiocyanate.
Talking of an antioxidant powerhouse, your discussion ends at the blueberry that is a deep blue coloured fruit consisting of sufficient amounts phytonutrients known as anthocyanidins. These phytonutrients help neutralise fee radical damage that effect the cells as well deteriorate the collagen matrix of our tissues and cells. According to the studies, it has been proved that blueberries have the highest capacity of neutralising fee radical found in the body.
The research over 50 common fruits for measuring their antioxidant property has proved that blueberry top’s the list. It helps the body to synthesize Vitamin C as well increase the resistively of capillaries and tissues. One of the advantages of eating blueberries is that they can decrease chance of developing diseases associated with inflammation of the cells. Hence, these berries can reduce risk for heart diseases, cancer, cataracts, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, glaucoma, and peptic ulcers.
Acai Berry is a newly invented health’s gem in the berry family. It is mainly found in the dense forests of the Amazon rainforest. This kind of berry is primarily famous because it’s a powerfully healing and energy-boosting fruit.
It is similar to red wine in levels of anthocyanins that is related to heart health and lowered levels of cholesterol. One big benefit of eating acai berry is that it can slow down ageing process as protect the body from diseases associated with cellular oxidative damage. According to the studies, it has been analysed that one acai berry contains ten times antioxidant vitamins more than grapes as well two times more than blueberry.
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