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Eating Blackberries Can Keep You Healthy

Updated on August 28, 2012

As a child growing up, blackberres grew wild throughout the vacant fields in the neighborhood. We would go out to the fields and pick bags and bags of wild blackberries. We ate them like it was no tomorrow. I use to mash my blackberries up and sprinkle a little sugar on them. It was a delightful treat.

As kids we never gave thought of the health benefits from eating blackberries. One cup of blackberries alone contains the daily recommendation of vitamin C. The Immune system uses Vitamin C to fight illness. No wonder why as a child I hardly got sick.


Eating Blackberries For Cancer Prevention

As an antioxidant, blackberries destroy free radicals in the body that harm cells that lead to cancer. Blackberries are packed with polyphenols helping to prevent cancer and heart disease.

Other Benefits Of Eating Blackberries

Did you know that eating blackberries suppress menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes? It can also release common symptoms of PMS like bloating and food craving.

Regular consumption of blackberries has been said to delay the process of aging.

Blackberries are very high in fiber and can give you the adequate supply of fiber which is essential for a healthy diet.

6 Other Benefits from Eating Blackberries

Cardiovascular Benefit

Skin Health

Eye Health

Digestive Tract Health

Bone Health

Adding blackberries to your diet can be a healthy choice, providing your body with healthy nutrients and help preventing illness and disease.


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    • catmalone profile imageAUTHOR

      catmalone 

      6 years ago

      Great sense of humor Mhatter99! I like that. Thanks!

    • catmalone profile imageAUTHOR

      catmalone 

      6 years ago

      Hi MarleneB, I'm glad you enjoyed this hub. Yes as a kid I had a field day eating blackberries. I eat them in fruit bowls now when they’re in season.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      That'it. I' gonna stop eating blackberries. Just joking, :)) Thanks

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 years ago from USA

      Reading your hub brought back memories of my siblings and me visiting the wild blackberry fields that grew in the forest behind our house. Our fingers would be stained from the juice, but we didn't care. We really enjoyed blackberries. Like you, we didn't realize all the benefits, and what amazing benefits. Great hub.

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