The benefits of berries
A berry (in everyday meaning) is a small juicy or fleshy fruit, usually a shrub or herbaceous plant. This definition does not fully correspond to the botanical term “berry”. From the point of view of the science of botany, the term “berry” refers to a certain type of fruit, with a dense thin skin and a juicy middle. There are always seeds inside.
If you want to live long and not get sick, be sure to eat more fresh berries, the usefulness of which is also that they help in the prevention of colds and infectious diseases, treat arthritis, normalize blood pressure and reduce the risk of memory loss in old age. The brighter the berries, the more antioxidants in them.
You can use berries as a medicine, especially when it comes to hypertension, cores and people who are overweight, because berries accelerate metabolism and promote weight loss. Doctors also talk about the benefits of berries for mental health, since they contain folic acid, which is involved in the production of serotonin, a hormone of pleasure. The benefits of berries for the body also lie in the fact that they contain a lot of vitamin C, which is responsible for the production of collagen, which is necessary for the skin, blood vessels and joints.
What berries contain many vitamins?
The most useful berries are blackberries, which lower blood cholesterol, blueberries improve vision, cranberries that protect against viruses and microbes, and goji berries, which prolong life and stop the growth of malignant tumors. Raspberries, strawberries, strawberries, currants and gooseberries are no less useful - they make tasty and fragrant jam from them, make jams, jam and compotes.
Dried berries are very useful, but stewed fruit, jam, jam and jam after heat treatment lose their vitamin value.
In winter, it is permissible to use frozen berries, which retain their valuable properties, but lose some vitamins during freezing.
Despite the invaluable benefits, berries can bring harm. For example, due to excess acid, tooth enamel is damaged or the walls of the stomach are irritated in those who suffer from gastritis, and overeating berries often leads to diarrhea and allergies.
Cherry (lat. Prunus subg. Cerasus) - a subgenus of plants of the genus Plum (Prunus) of the family Pink (Rosaceae).
- high content of vitamin C, pectins and tannins;
- strengthening the body's immune defenses, anti-inflammatory effect (arthritis, gout, digestive diseases);
- counteracts blood clotting (prevention of thrombosis);
- prevents sagging skin;
- antiviral and antitoxic effects;
- normalizes the level of female hormones (useful for women of all ages);
- strong oncoprotector.
Blackberry is a subgenus of the genus Rubus (Rubus) of the family Pink (Rosaceae). In different places of Russia, this name is mainly used for two species: Blackberry Sisaya (Rubus caesius) and Blackberry bushy (Rubus fruticosus). Some authors call the first of these species a blackberry, and the second - cumanica; sometimes the first of the species is called ugina (in Ukraine) or ugina (in the Caucasus).
- antioxidant effect;
- slows down aging;
- normalizes the level of sex hormones;
- improves the condition of blood vessels, reduces swelling;
- oncoprotective effect (protects; protects cell DNA from malignant mutations).
Strawberries (lat. Fragaria) - a genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the family Pink (Rosaceae). It includes both wild-growing species (wild strawberry, flat wild strawberry, eastern wild strawberry, meadow strawberry, garden strawberry, etc.), and species that do not exist in the wild (for example, pineapple strawberry, often called strawberries). There are also species that exist in wild and cultural forms (for example, wild strawberries, wild strawberries).
- source of vitamin C, carotenoids, folic acid;
- has anti-stress and antitoxic effects;
- improves the thyroid gland;
- normalizes blood pressure;
- protects liver cells from inflammation, wear;
- has a detox effect (neutralizes toxins);
- contributes to the improvement of the respiratory tract (inflammatory processes of the respiratory system, recovery from bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.);
- helps with skin diseases (dermatitis, vitiligo, eczema).
Strawberries - the name of plants and berries (multi-roots) of one of the species of plants of the genus Strawberries - green strawberries (Fragaria viridis). The very Russian word "strawberry" came from the spherical fruits of this plant from the old Russian word "club" - a ball, a twisted ball.
- source of vitamin C;
- helps to eliminate toxic substances from the body;
- helps to normalize sleep (due to the content of a substance similar to the hormone melatonin);
- slows down the aging process.
Cranberries (lat.Oxycoccus) - a group of flowering plants of the Heather family, uniting evergreen creeping shrubs growing in swamps in the Northern Hemisphere. Berries of all types of cranberries are edible, are actively used in cooking and food industry. The taxon Oxycoccus, combining cranberry species, is understood differently in different sources: both as an independent genus Oxycoccus Hill (1756) (in Russian literature this view is still common) and as a subgenus of the vaccine genus - Vaccinium subgen. Oxycoccus (Hill) A.Gray (1848), - and as a section of the same genus - Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccus (Hill) WDJKoch (1837).
- a natural antiseptic for the urinary tract (acute and chronic inflammatory processes: like cystitis, pyelonephritis);
- enhances the ability of the liver to detoxify;
- protects cell DNA from malignant mutations;
- is a natural energy tone;
Common gooseberry, or rejected gooseberry, or European gooseberry (Latin Ribes uva-crispa) - a species of plants of the gooseberry family (Grossulariaceae), currently considered in the genus Currant (Ribes). At the beginning of the 19th century in Altai gooseberries were called "bersen", in the upper part of the Yenisei - "kryg-bersen" or "kryz-bersen". In the botanical literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, there are references to the fact that in ancient times in Russia gooseberries were called the “gooseberry”. Azerbaijanis call it “Rus Alchasy” (Russian cherry plum). According to one version, Bersenevskaya embankment in Moscow got its name from the palace garden, which is located nearby and where this shrub was bred.
- source of vitamins C, E, group B, carotenoids;
- promotes the administration of radionuclides and toxins;
- improves digestion;
- has a slight diuretic and laxative effect;
- enhances the secretion of bile;
- contributes to the normalization of body weight;
Raspberry ordinary (lat. Rúbus idáeus) - a shrub; a species of the genus Rubus of the family Pink (Rosaceae). Grows in clearings, forests, shrubs, riverbanks. Often bred in gardens.
- natural aspirin (contains salicylates);
- reduces heat, reduces pain and swelling;
- useful for any inflammatory processes in the body (dryness and redness of the skin, joint pain, varicose veins, etc.);
- has antitoxic and anticarcinogenic effects;
- It is a powerful geroprotective agent (slows down aging);
- especially valuable - forest raspberries.
Blueberries, or Common Blueberries, or Myrtifolia Blueberries (lat.Vaccínium myrtíllus) - low-growing shrubs, a species of the genus Vaccinium family Vereskovye (previously this genus was sometimes isolated in the lingonberry family). The berries are edible. Berries and leaves are used for medicinal purposes. Sometimes blueberries are also grown for decorative purposes on alpine slides.
- strong oncoprotector;
- It has a pronounced detox effect;
- improves vision, protects eyes when working with a computer;
- heals the liver;
- improves the condition of the skin and mucous membranes (inflammatory diseases, itching, peeling, etc.);
- treats inflammatory bowel diseases (colitis);
- there are geroprotectors (slows down aging);
- strengthens the immune system;
Mulberry, or mulberry tree (Latin Morus) is a genus of plants of the Mulberry family (Moraceae), consisting of 17 species of deciduous trees, distributed in warm temperate and subtropical zones of Eurasia, Africa and North America. Wind-pollinated plant.
- rich in antioxidant resveratrol, vitamin C;
- prevents deposition of cholesterol “plaques” on the inner wall of blood vessels, as well as beta-amyloid plaques (Alzheimer's disease);
- anti-inflammatory effect (arthritis, vascular inflammation);
- antidiabetic effect (reduces sugar level, prevents sudden weight loss in diabetes);
- antiviral effect (herpes simplex virus);
- enhances the effect of drugs against HIV;
- promotes egg maturation and fertilization;
- helps to lose weight.
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