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Health Benefits of Mulberry

Try adding Mulberry to your diet, it has many health benefits.

Mulberry is one of the nutrition treasures of alternative health medicine that has many health benefits to all who eat it. Mulberry contains fiber, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, carbohydrates, iron and proteins essential to one’s good health. The fruit is found mainly in the subtropical regions of Asia, Africa and the Americas and can be black, red, pink or white in color.

One benefit of Mulberry is that it contains anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are believed to contribute to the antioxidant properties of berries, and they are the reasons berries have their dark colors. At a 2007 symposium about the possible health benefits of berries, researchers presented theories that because berries contain anthocyanins they were able to: fight cancer, fight aging and neurological diseases, fight or control diabetes and fight against bacterial infections. Mulberry containing anthocyanin is therefore an antioxidant, which can provide all these benefits to those who eat them. Anthocyanins are also known to improve eyesight.

Mulberry juice is believed to be a good source of treating anemia and poor blood circulation. In Chinese medicine, people regularly mix Mulberry juice as a tonic and drink it to alleviate anemic symptoms and to improve their blood circulation. Mulberry also has the health benefit of soothing the nerves. When combined with Chinese schizandra and ligustrum, Mulberry is effective at soothing the nerves after a stressful day.

Mulberry is also a good source of nutrients that lower high blood pressure. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that eating just five ounces of mix berries a day can lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of blood clots and strokes.

Modern research done in France and Italy conclude that blood clotting and the degradation of collagen in the body leads to inflammation. Mulberry like most berries contains free radical scavengers that protect the body from degeneration. Specifically, Mulberry contains cyanidin 3-glucoside, which Epidemiological studies confirm reduces the risk of many degenerative diseases such as chronic arthritis and atherosclerosis. Thus, Mulberry fights against inflammation.

Cyanidin 3-glucoside according to the Journal of Medicinal Food also protects the body against cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Mulberry along with improving blood circulation, protecting the body against cardiovascular disease, also cures people who suffer from heart palpitations.

There are many health benefits of Mulberry. Mulberry has health benefits that have been proven in scientific research as well as health benefits that have survived the test of time in traditional Chinese medicine. But no matter to which medical belief you subscribe, what you can’t deny is that the popularity and potential health benefits of berries are on the rise more than ever. So why not take a chance on this new wonder fruit and see if its benefits work for you.

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