With emerging evidence showing that the black currant possesses antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral properties and may be useful in slowing cancer growth, enhancing immunity and even preventing eye disease, this sour berry should be a must-try on everyone’s list.
1. Rich in Anthocyanins
Giving it the deep purple pigment anthocyanins are believed to play a role in the prevention of cancer, obesity and diabetes while also assisting in heart health.
2. Promote Eye Health
Studies have shown that blackcurrants could help glaucoma and promote the health of your eyes.
3. Boost Immunity
The high levels of Vitamin C can help shorten the duratiion of respiratory infections and protect against pneumonia, cold and flu.
The anthocyanin's in blackberries can help suppress the activation of pro-inflammatory components in your immune system which can aid in the prevention of arthritis, urinary tract infections and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Dementia.
5. Sooth and Aid Digestion
Blackberries are abundant in flavonoids. These phytochemicals have been shown to cause smooth muscle relaxation which helps inhib spasms in the stomach and intestines.
So don't hold off, if they aren't in season you will find them frozen and can easily incorporate them into your day, here are just a few ways to add them into your diet:
1. Mixed into your favourite smoothies.
2. Mixed into your breakfast cereal.
3. Blackcurrant drinks.
4. Add them into your favourite baking.
5. Make a yummy jam or relish.