Mulberries are now identified as being a ‘superfood’. They are small sweet fruits, which grow from the Morus Alba Tree. Mulberries come in different colours such as; red, black, white and blue and are grown in warm regions such as Asia, Africa and America. They’re are packed with nutrients which are beneficial to your body so you definitely don’t want to miss out – so read on for these Top 5 Health Benefits of Mulberries!
1. Aids Digestion
Mulberries contain 25% soluble fibre and 75% insoluble fibre. Your body needs dietary fibre in order to keep your digestion functioning well: soluble fibre helps control blood sugar levels and helps reduce cholesterol whereas the insoluble variety helps keep things regular. Fibre helps promote regular bowel movements whilst also thoroughly cleansing out your intestinal tract.
2. Improves Blood Sugar Levels
Mulberries help improve blood flow through your body. Mulberries contain an antioxidant DNJ (deoxynojirimycin) which releases an enzyme in your gut that enables your body to break down carbohydrates into sugar.
3. Brain Health
Mulberries are natural cognitive enhancers which protect your neurons from brain damage as well as helping improve your memory. Mulberries are also rich in iron which is important for brain health.
4. Heart Protective
Mulberries contain flavonoid antioxidants which helps prevent blood vessel damage. Mulberries are also high in vitamin K1 which helps with blood clotting and bone health. Mulberries are also identified as having high levels of potassium which helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
5. Rich Source of Vitamin C
Mulberries contain more vitamin C than oranges. Consuming foods with high levels of vitamin C promotes many physical advantages for your body such as; supporting your immune system, repairing your bodily tissues as well as acting as an antioxidant.
Why not try adding either fresh or dried mulberries to your breakfast or salads, enjoy them as snacks throughout the day or even use them in making jam or any other tasty desserts. Let us know how these berries have improved your health in some way by commenting below, joining in the conversation on Facebook and following us on Twitter and Instagram. (Check out these other berries to help fire-up and Keep your system energised, Fit, and rearing to go!)