10 Health Benefits of Mulberries
I’m a huge fan of dried berries of all kinds, but I’d never had a mulberry until recently. I saw a bag in my local Whole Foods and decided to try them. They are soooo good, it’s hard to stop eating the–and I am not even addicted to food anymore! I do love them and think you should consider this healthy snack the next time you are looking for a sweet, healthy snack.
The taste delicious and they’re full of nutrition. They are considered an important food remedy in Chinese medicine. Here are ten health benefits. It should be noted that many of these benefits have not been scientifically verified but are traditional folk remedies that have developed in countries where mulberries have been eaten for hundreds of years. I totally am on board with these benefits and wanted to share them with you.
Cancer Prevention: Mulberries are a good source of resveratrol, a potent phytonutrient also found in grapes that researchers believe can prevent cancer and aid in the fight of existing cancers.
Life Extension: Because of their resveratrol content, mulberries may be a tool in one’s life extension arsenal, as resveratrol has shown in several studies to extend the life of mice.
Blood Tonic: In Chinese medicine, mulberries are considered a blood tonic, meaning that they cleanse the blood and increase its production, strengthening the entire system.
Kidney Strengthener: In Chinese medicine, mulberries are believed to strengthen the kidneys.
Liver Cleanser: In Chinese medicine, mulberries are believed to be effective in cleansing the liver.
Better Hearing and Vision: In China, tea made with mulberry paste is believed to strengthen one’s hearing and vision.
Constipation Cure: In Turkey, a treatment for constipation is to eat white mulberries on an empty stomach with a glass of water.
Anemia Treatment: Because they are quite high in iron, mulberries are a great food to use in the treatment of anemia.
Cold and Flu Treatment: In Turkey, mulberry molasses is used as a treatment for colds and flu. Their effectiveness in this way may be due to their high vitamin C content.
Premature Gray Hair Remedy: In several countries, mulberries are considered an effective remedy for prematurely gray hair.