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Benefiting from Blackberries: 5 Healthy Advantages

By Brandi Swieter 

Each person should consume adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables each day. Though all choices have their advantages, blackberries are one fruit that has an exceptionally high amount of health benefits available when eaten regularly. Anyone looking for a worthwhile food should be sure to add blackberries to their weekly meal plan more often in snack form or with meals.

Prevents Gum Disease

Blackberries contain both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of this, gum disease gets fought off when people consume a large amount of the fruit. Blackberry extract is even available; it works as an ideal solution for improving oral health. Anyone looking to avoid cavities, improve the look and feel of their teeth, and have healthy gums needs blackberries in their diet.

Prevents Memory Loss

Those looking to boost memory can do so through berry consumption. With a high level of antioxidants working to fight off toxins found in the body, inflammation within the brain can be reduced. This helps to prevent memory loss and put off cognitive decline. The brain needs to function at optimal levels to stay healthy, and certain toxins stop that from happening. Blackberry consumption will help.

Provides Vitamin C

Protection from illness is possible through blackberry consumption thanks to the Vitamin C it includes. Vitamin C also works to increase collagen production, keeping the skin supple, and heal wounds heal faster. With more than half of the daily value, blackberries provide plenty of this vitamin. Enjoy just one cup a day to reap these benefits.

Provides Vitamin K

Vitamin K is also included in blackberries. This vitamin helps to improve blood levels, avoiding excessive bleeding and bruising. It also helps with bone development, keeping them healthy and strong. Blackberries contain about one-third of the daily value, making them an excellent sort of this vitamin. Just one cup is all it takes.

Prevents Cancer

Just as blackberries have the compounds and nutrients necessary to fight off toxins that harm the brain, they also have what it takes to fight off the free radicals throughout the rest of the body. This can mean a decrease in the possibility of cancer. Cancer-causing agents will be warded off with the help of the antioxidants found in blackberries.

With these benefits, it’s a wonder more people aren’t consuming blackberries more often. Anyone hoping to achieve better health should add blackberries and other berry flavors to their diet. There’s plenty of advantages to doing so.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Peachtree City, Ga.

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