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Blackberry Juice: An Antioxidant-Filled Drink

Updated on January 11, 2013

Reality Check: Let's Start Living!

Let's face it, most of our diet today consists of junkfoods, sodas, coffee, takeouts, fastfoods, and beer that people are developing all kinds of diseases because of this poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. Now, we got to blame ourselves for the terrible things our body eventually experiences afterwards . We should open our eyes and start LIVING, not killing ourselves with these preservative-filled foods.

Let's take a break and engage ourselves with eating healthy foods once and for all, we wouldn't all be dying of cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. One healthy way is to drink fresh, healthy juices like blackberry juice. Read and discover the benefits you could get from this amazing fruit juice and start saying goodbye to unhealthy diet.

Engage yourself in a healthy lifestyle and the reward is longevity

Engage yourself in a healthy lifestyle and the reward is longevity
Engage yourself in a healthy lifestyle and the reward is longevity

Blackberry Nutrients Protect Us from Cancer

Though blackberries are just closely ranked to the top ORAC fruits, they contain a variety of nutrients that are capable of reducing our risks of cancer. These anti carcinogenic, antioxidant nutrients in blackberries include vitamin C, anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and phenolic acids. Anthocyanins and ellagic acids are proven to fight oxidative damage and to have antioxidant effects in the body leading to a reduction in our cancer risks. Vitamin C on the other hand, is another strong free radical scavenger that also acts to enhance immune function and prevents the development of certain types of cancers.

One study revealed and confirmed that blackberries display anti cancer properties, especially when it comes to esophageal cancer. Blackberries were found to alleviate oxidative stress caused a precancerous condition called Barret's esophagus which usually results from gastroesophageal reflux disease. The alleviation of oxidative stress prevented esophageal cancer from developing. Blackberries are especially high in phenolic acids and this is perhaps the greatest benefit you can get from eating blackberries or drinking its juice.

Blackberry Juice for Beautiful, Protected Skin

Ellagic acid and vitamin C are two nutrients that play a significant role in protecting the skin against damage from the sun as well as from free radicals. Fortunately, our blackberry juice here contains both of these skin-enhancing nutrients. Ellagic acid can also help repair skin cells that are damaged due to too much sun exposure. Vitamin C is a well known anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and toxins that may affect the appearance of our skin. It was also found to help in wound healing and skin repair. Another compound in blackberries which is found to be of special interest when it comes to skin protection is cyanidin-3-glucoside. Surprisingly, this compound was found to inhibit the growth and spread of skin carcinoma.

Refresh Your Day with Blackberry Juice

Delicious and Healthy!

Extracting blackberries is definitely worth the effort especially with its over-the-top nutrients! Blackberry juice isn't just a typically delicious cooler during summer but it contains antioxidants that could actually fight off cancer and aging. If you are planning to make the healthy blackberry juice this summer, just make sure to include its seeds because these are high in fiber as well as antioxidants in the form of polyphenols.

This is the perfect way in cooling off a seemingly scorching afternoon, with an ice-cold blackberry drink packed with antioxidants and nutrients in one glass. With its extraordinary sweet flavor with a tinge of sour taste, it will definitely complete your day!

Experience yet another nature's wonder; get revitalized with blackberries' delicious juice drink!

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • ice cubes
  • 3 -6 tablespoons of sugar

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large saucepan, bring blackberries and water to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for another 5 minutes until all the blackberries are soft.
  2. 2. Remove from heat and pour into a mixing bowl; mash blackberries using a fork or potato masher and strain. Make sure all the juice are extracted from the blackberries.
  3. 3. You can blend this mixture if you want to include blackberries' seeds. Combine the sugar, the quantity is up to you.
  4. 4. Pour into a large pitcher and refrigerate for 2-3 hours until very chilled.
  5. 5. Drop a lot of ice cubes and fresh blackberries for garnish just before serving.
  6. 6. Enjoy!
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Blackberries for your healthy diet!

Blackberries for your healthy diet!
Blackberries for your healthy diet!

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      malena10 4 years ago

      I love juices and smoothies with fruits and vegetables, so tasty and healthy!