3 Reasons Why You Should be Eating More Blackberries

 

 

Blackberries are a super-food we should keep in our fridge at all times! The health benefits are virtually endless; however, we picked our top 3 reasons to start eating more blackberries starting today! New Year…new you, right!?

 

1. Blackberries Fight Cancer

Cancer is one of the top killers in the U.S. today. Luckily for us, we can take the necessary steps to prevent cancer from forming. Blackberries are known to specifically fight off cancer in the lungs, esophagus and colon and can actually stop the proliferation of malignant cells as well as inhibit tumor growth.

 

2. Blackberries Cleanse Blood

Blackberries have a healthy amount of Vitamin K that helps our bodies clot our blood normally. This vitamin assists in preventing excessive bleeding even with slight injuries. Blackberries also protect our blood vessels by cleansing our DNA and protecting us against endothelial dysfunction.  Endothelial Dysfunction is characterized by the abnormal functioning of inner lining of blood vessels.

 

3. Blackberries can Assist with Diabetes

Due to the high amounts of antioxidants in blackberries, blood sugar is easily managed when they are a part of your diet. Blackberries also combat vision problems and have anti-inflammatory properties which are common issues diabetics struggle with.

 

Give your self a #SweetStart to your new found healthy lifestyle and add these babies to your every day menu!

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Sources: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/blackberries.html http://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/ten-diabetes-super-foods#2