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Health Spotlight; Blackberries

Posted on: July 13, 2012

Health Benefits of Blackberries:

1.Cancer :
a ) Blackberries are packed with Polyphenols helping to Prevent Cancer and Heart Disease.

b ) Ohio State University found that blackberries may protect against Esophageal Cancer, a cancer caused by Gastric Reflux Disease.

c ) Blackberries have shown to protect against other types of cancers. They contain phytoestrogens (plant estrogens), a compound believed to play a vital role in preventing Breast and Cervical Cancer.

2. Blackberries are one of the top ten foods containing Antioxidants.

3. Blackberries are filled with anthocyanins (antioxidants which give blackberries their deep purple color) which help in memory retention and the risk of Hypertension.

4 . Blackberries are said to strengthen blood vessels, help fight Heart Disease and help improve Eyesight.

5 . The high fiber content of blackberries help reduce risk of intestinal disease and the risk of developing Diabetes.

6 .Fighting Obesity : Blackberries are a healthy food choice that kids and adults love. They are a great way to refuel after a hard workout and help aid in fighting Obesity.

7 . The high Tannin content of blackberries help tighten tissue, relieve intestinal inflammation, and help reduce Hemorrhoids and Stomach Disorders.

8 . Blackberries are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Manganese and fiber.


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