Blackberries are the fruit with the highest level of antioxidants. What this means for people who eat blackberries is that they are eating a fruit that is known to prevent or reduce the risk of breast cancer, cervical cancer, pancreatic cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer.
The antioxidant in blackberries is called anthocyanins and is also beneficial for preventing inflammation, increase collagen production (which leads to younger looking skin), improving circulation, and much more.
Folate is another key vitamin in blackberries. Folate aids in the prevention of all the cancers mentioned above. In addition, folate has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Omega 3 fatty acids are also present in blackberries. The benefits of Ome
ga 3 fatty acids include reducing the risk of cancer and reducing the risk of heart disease. In addition, Omega 3 fatty acids are known for improving brain function, specifically memory and performance.
Blackberries also contain high levels of vitamin C and vitamin K. In fact, blackberries contain 50% of your daily recommended level of vitamin C and 36% of your daily recommended dose of vitamin K.
Ripe blackberries are the best way to get the full benefit of everything that blackberries have to offer. Because blackberries don't continue to ripen after they are picked, is important to wait until they are ripe if you are picking them fresh.
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