10 Health Benefits of Blackberries

While at their peak season, indulge in blackberries for a nutritious snack or dessert. One cup of fresh blackberries has 62 calories, 1 gram of fat, 15 carbohydrates, 8 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein and only 1 mg of sodium. Here are the top 10 health benefits of eating blackberries:

1. Blackberries are one of the top ten foods containing antioxidants.

2. Blackberries are packed with polyphenols helping to prevent cancer and heart disease.

3. Blackberries are filled with anthocyanins (antioxidants which give blackberries their deep purple color) which help in memory retention and the risk of hypertension.

4. Blackberries are said to strengthen blood vessels, help fight heart disease and help improve eyesight.

5. The high tannin content of blackberries help tighten tissue, relieve intestinal inflammation, and help reduce hemorrhoids and stomach disorders.

6. Ohio State University found that blackberries may protect against esophageal cancer, a cancer caused by gastric reflux disease.

7. Blackberries have shown to protect against other types of cancers. They contain phytoestrogens (plant estrogens), a compound believed to play a vital role in preventing breast and cervical cancer.

8. Blackberries are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Manganese and fiber.

9. The high fiber content of blackberries help reduce risk of intestinal disease and the risk of developing diabetes.

10. Blackberries are a healthy food choice that kids and adults love. They are a great way to refuel after a hard workout and help aid in fighting obesity. See a recipe for Blackberry-Blueberry Cobbler from my site last year.

35 thoughts on “10 Health Benefits of Blackberries”

  1. when is the best time to have blackberries…wat i mean is it good to have before food or after food or is it good in empty stomach…. i am concerned in weight reducing.

  2. I always pick blackberries on the wild to make pies now I am doing red raspberries pies to. The pies I mix them together with blackberries and blueberries too. Also organic blackberries too.

  3. Yes the BLACKBERRY is a great Berry. I have my own blackberry patch. Scene I add blackberry to my power drink. My digestive system is a lot better.The taste make the drink better. Health wise, the berry help fight cancers and give you one of the highest antioxidant. I love my blackbeey.

  4. I am very much fond of blackberries and I usually take it .I was in the impression that it is beneficial for diabetes

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