HEALTH BENEFITS OF BERRIES


"Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Each one of the substances in a person's diet, acts upon the body and changes it in some unique way, and upon these changes the whole life depends, whether in health, in sickness or convalescent."  

Hippocrates 2 000 years ago.

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Welcome to our website page dedicated to the Health Benefits of Berries and their uses as home remedies.

From the vibrant red of cranberries to the deep blue of blueberries, the rich purple of bilberries, and the luscious sweetness of strawberries and raspberries, these small fruits are bursting with goodness.

Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber, berries are nature's gift to support overall well-being.

So....let's dive into the colorful world of berries and uncover the myriad ways they can nourish our bodies and delight our taste buds.

CRANBERRIES

Cranberries with their vibrant color and their unique tartness, are not only a delicious addition to meals, but also a treasure trove of natural goodness.

Urinary Tract Health

  • For centuries, these small berries have been cherished for their potential in promoting urinary tract health, boosting the immune system, and providing antioxidant support.
  • For ages mothers, wise doctors and more have recommended cranberry juice to clear up bladder infections. 
  • Scientists were a bit later coming on board, but they now agree, and scientific research suggests it works
  • Cranberry juice is rich in proanthocyanidins chemical compounds that appear to help prevent bacteria from sticking to cells in the urinary tract, but you should avoid the juice if you have an overactive bladder, because it can irritate the bladder and make it more sensitive.
  • And the trick is to drink the unsweetened glass of cranberry juice.A word of warning, long term use of the juice should be avoided if you suffer from kidney stones.
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Cholesterol

  • Not only are cranberries one of the best sources of antioxidants around but they also yield extracted chemicals that can increase the amount of cholesterol your liver takes out of your bloodstream.  Once in the liver, that cholesterol can be processed for removal from your body.

WARNINGS;

  • A word of warning, long term use of cranberry juice should be avoided if you suffer from kidney stones.

  • Drinking cranberry juice and warfarin could possibly lead to bleeding or excessively "thin blood"

BLUEBERRIES





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  • Blue Berries are also believed to be one of the top antioxidants of fruit.

Diarrhea

  • Blueberries are particularly effective against diarrhea because they are rich in both pectin and tannins, and the berries must be eaten dried rather than fresh.
  • This fruit is rich in Vitamin K, which promotes bone formation, and is essential for fighting Osteoporosis.
  • Besides been very tasty, studies have shown that they may improve mental performance.

BILBERRIES
  • This berry along with blueberries above are nutritional powerhouses.
  • They contain antioxidant phytonutrients, which strengthen capillaries and may decrease the swelling varicose veins.
  • These high-fiber berries will also help prevent constipation, which is often a trigger for hemorrhoids.
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Strawberries

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  • Strawberries also contain fiber which promotes gut health that helps normalizing bowel movement and preventing constipation,  and diverticulitis.
  • Strawberries are high in vitamin C which stops the release of histamine, the chemical in your body that causes wheezing, watery eyes and a runny nose, which makes it a delicious fruit that asthmatics would love.
  • Vitamin C, which strawberries are rich in, is also an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy eyes.
  • Strawberries are rich in potassium, and putting them in your diet can lower your blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Elderberries

  • Elder berries are an incredible source fiber which makes them a sweet solution to an unpleasant problem; constipation.
  • Elderberries are an incredible source of fiber and is helpful in yet another way. It helps prevent bile acid (a chemical that the body uses for digestion) from being transformed into a more dangerous, potentially cancer-causing form.


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Barberries

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  • It may also fight infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites
  • Barberries have been known to help treat acne. The berberine in these berries have been shown to have antibacterial properties which may help acne.
  • It has also been known to have a positive effect on one's mood, and is believed to help with depression.
  • The berberine has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects that may help reduce inflammation throughout the body.


Bearberries

  • Bearberries will help protect the gut which is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being.
  • Bearberries have been traditionally used for their potential to alleviate headaches.
  • These small, red berries are rich in compounds such as arbutin and hydroquinone, which possess anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.


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In closing, the health benefits of berries are truly remarkable.  From the antioxidant power of blueberries to the urinary tract support of cranberries, the potential of berries to enhance our well-being is undeniable.


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