Berries: benefits and properties

Although from a botanical point of view the berries They are also fruits and vegetables as common and known as grapes, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers or persimmons, it is true that strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are commonly known by this name.

berries benefits

Special mention deserve the Goji berries , some cherries from Tibet, which are known scientifically with the name of Lycium barbarum , and whose consumption has increased enormously in recent years.

It is usual for berries eat alone, or accompanied with plain yogurt or ice cream (in fact they are delicious more accompanied than alone, in addition to their nutritional content increases).

Benefits of berries

Useful to lose weight

In addition to being low-fat fruits (and therefore in calories), its slimming benefits do not come from this particular issue -which also-, but because of its content in anthocyanin.

Anthocyanin is an antioxidant capable of altering the activity of genes found in fat cells, so that when we consume berries regularly (or in short any other food rich in this antioxidant) we tend not to gain so much weight.

Benefits to prevent cancer

Of all it is known that fruits are extremely beneficial at the time of prevent cancer .

In this sense, berries are especially rich in folic acid, fiber and phytochemicals which act by preventing the appearance of cancer, thus reducing the chances of suffering it.

Beneficial for eye health

Berries (especially raspberries and blueberries) are especially rich in lutein, an important carotenoid for eye health, helping in turn in the prevention of cataracts.

You have more information in our article dedicated to the food for eyes and eyes .

Help delay aging

Its richness in antioxidants makes berries an adequate fruit against the main consequences of aging, helping in the prevention of free radical damage in our body.

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