New Year, new superfood, and this season the word on everyone’s lips is… mulberries. This delicious fruit is just bursting with an abundance of benefits for our health and wellbeing, so get piling this little golden balls of magic on your porridge, yogurt, in your smoothies, and just everywhere. The health benefits of mulberries include improving digestion, lowering cholesterol, aiding in weight loss and boosting the immune system.
What Are They?
Mulberries are sweet, hanging fruits from trees that grow in a selection of temperate areas around the world. In terms of appearance, the berries grow very fast when they are young, and their color changes from white or green to pink or red, and eventually turning dark purple or black.
Health Benefits Of Mulberries
Aid in Digestion
Mulberries contain dietary fiber, which makes approximately 10% of your daily requirements in a single serving. Dietary fiber can help to improve digestion, and regulate cholesterol levels, which can improve heart health if added regularly in your daily diet.
Mulberries contain high levels of iron, which can significantly boost the production of red blood cells. This then helps the body to increase its distribution of oxygen to important tissues and organs, therefore helping to boost metabolism.
High in vitamin C, vitamin A, and various other phytonutrients, mulberries are packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants are the main defense against free radicals, which can damage healthy cells, causing them to mutate into cancerous ones. The wide range of antioxidants found in mulberries means that they can fight and eliminate these free radicals quickly before too much damage is done.
So this is definitely the year of the mulberry!