The Goodness Of Berries
15 May, 2021 by
Progno Health Medical Team

The Goodness Of Berries.

        

Berries have a fabulous reputation. They are a great source of fiber and antioxidants and may be good for your heart and your bones as well. Eating a cup of mixed berries daily for eight weeks has been associated with increased levels of "good" HDL (high-density lipoprotein lipid and protein) cholesterol and lowered blood pressure.

Three types of berries that are easily available in India are strawberries, gooseberries, and mulberries


Health Benefits

          Eye Health: A majority of our eye problems, including dry eyes, vision defects, and macular degeneration are caused by free radicals that occur due to aging. Antioxidants have anti-aging properties that can neutralize free radicals. Strawberries have antioxidants such as flavonoids, phenolic phytochemicals, and ellagic acid, which can be beneficial for several eye problems. They also contain potassium that can help maintain the right ocular pressure, i.e., pressure in the eyes.

Immune System: Strawberries can help us meet approximately 150% of the daily requirement of Vitamin C?  Vitamin C can boost our immune system which, can help protect us from infections and potential health threats.

Anti Cancer: Folate, anthocyanins, quercetin, and kaempferol are some of the flavonoids in strawberries with strong anti-carcinogenic properties.

Reduce Blood Pressure: Potassium and magnesium are both highly effective in lowering high blood pressure. Strawberries are rich in both. Potassium also helps in and blood circulation in vitamin C.

Weight Loss: Strawberries can improve our rate of metabolism and reduce our appetite for the main course, helping in weight loss.


Health Benefits

Better Eyesight: Gooseberries contain carotene and vitamin A that can strengthen our vision and help fight cataracts. A glass of gooseberry juice every day can lead to stronger eyesight.

Fight Diabetes; The chromium content in gooseberries stimulates cells that secrete insulin and, hence, reduce blood sugar. Once blood sugar is reduced the cells in Our body use glucose to improve metabolism.

Fight Infections.- Folate, anthocyanins, quercetin, and kaempferol are some of the flavonoids in strawberries that have strong anti-carcinogenic properties. They can form a strong team to fight cancer and prevent tumor growth.

Calcium Absorption: Calcium is an important component for our body as it helps keep our bones healthy. Gooseberries can improve calcium absorption in our body, which can be very helpful for arthritis patients.

Heart: Gooseberries strengthen the heart muscles. The chromium compounds reduce cholesterol and plaque. This enables the heart to pump blood more smoothly and reduces the chances of a stroke or heart attack.


Gooseberries

Gooseberries (also known as amla) are popular for their high vitamin C content along with calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, and vitamin B.


Health Benefits

Good for Bone Tissue: Vitamin K, calcium, and iron can strengthen the bone tissue and. help heal bone damage easily.


Blood Circulation: The high levels of iron in mulberries can boost the production of red blood cells. Mulberries can also help lower blood sugar levels,

Prevent Cataract: Zea-xanthin, an antioxidant found in mulberries helps prevent damage to the retina, especially in cases of macular degeneration and cataracts. Zea¬xanthin also reduces the stress on ocular cells in our eyes.

Fight Cancer: Antioxidants in mulberries can neutralize free radicals quickly and act as a defense against damage of healthy cells, preventing them from turning cancerous.

Eat berries either in the morning or afternoon. Including them in breakfast can boost energy and regulate metabolism. They are also a good pre-meal snack. A cup of berries before lunch can help digestion and aid in weight loss.

Mulberries

Mulberries are a good source of riboflavin, iron, potassium, phosphorous, calcium, vitamins Condo.