Berries anyone? There are many benefits to get from berries such as blueberries, strawberries, and wolfberries to name a few. You might be excited to fill your morning bowl with all these goodness from nature, as a ‘replacement’ to your cereal, after finishing our three-part series. If you’re ready, let’s dive in.

Berries Won’t Make You Heavy But Lighter With Joy and Health!

About two servings of berries in one day can make you really healthy and that you can live longer. Well, if you’re not thrilled to eat berries before, for sure you would be after reading our 3-part featured berries to keep you healthy and strong.

Whether you pick your berries from your garden or bought them from an organic store, it doesn’t matter. You’ll get the same benefits from them.

So, Let’s Start Picking the Healthy Goodness of Wolfberry and Bilberry

Wolfberry, also called Goji, has been used by Chinese medical practitioners as prescription dated back 2,000 years ago. It’spower-packed with vitamins and minerals and is known to contain photochemical which aids in eye health. Aside from those, you can depend on wolfberries as great sources of antioxidants which slow down aging. To make things clearer for you, we’ve compiled all the healthy benefits you would get from wolfberry below:

  • Enhances vision. Wolfberry contains carotenoid and zeaxanthin—two pigments found in plants that can help improve your eyesight, experts from the University of Michigan noted.
  • Improve sexual performance. It’s known to help in sexual function in both men and women. If you’re a man, you can stimulate sperm production. But, these claims are yet to be proven by healthcare professionals.
  • Is excellent with micro and macronutrients. You can get your daily dose of these elements which include carbohydrates (68%), dietary fiber (10%), fat (10%), and protein (12%), totaling to about 370 of caloric value/100 grams.
  • Is calcium-rich, which is the needed nutrient for strong bones and teeth.
  • Is iron-rich. This is an essential blood nutrient since it’s the oxygen carrier of the hemoglobin. Having low iron levels can lead to anemia, a known iron-deficiency.
  • Is perfect to fight viral conditions.

Bilberry is a great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food which comes with all the health-giving nutrients, like wolfberry, strawberries, and all berries. Check out the next section for its benefits.

  • Treats chronic venous insufficiency, a disorder associated with leg valve damage which leads to poor blood circulation and in effect causes leg pain and swelling. The ‘anthocyanoside’ content of bilberry alleviates its symptoms and makes the blood vessels strong.
  • Regulates blood sugar level, says experts from National Institutes of Health
  • Treats retinopathy
  • Gets rid of diarrhea, says experts from the UMMC since the fruit contains tannins that lessen intestinal inflammation
  • Cures stomach ulcers, says several animal and laboratory researches including that of the NIH
  • Fights aging
  • Enhances vision
  • Promotes vitality in men and women.

There you have our wonder berries—wolfberry and bilberry. Next stop, we’re going to talk about the health benefits of blueberry, cranberry, and raspberry. So, stay tune for more about ‘The Many Benefits of Berries.’ Keep yourself posted.

References for Article

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  2. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ana.23594/abstract
  3. http://www.fitsugar.com/Health-Reasons-Eat-Berries-15381652
  4. http://www.livestrong.com/article/441412-wolfberry-benefits-side-effects/
  5. http://www.health.learninginfo.org/wolfberries.htm
  6. http://www.berrywiseonline.com
  7. http://www.zhion.com/Bilberry.html
  8. http://www.livestrong.com/article/115740-benefits-bilberry/
  9. http://www.3fatchicks.com/3-beauty-benefits-of-bilberry/

 

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