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3 Reasons Why You Must Include Blackberry in Your Diet

In this article, we will look at some of the most significant health benefits of eating blackberries, as well as how to incorporate more blackberries into a standard diet.

Kritika Madhukar
Blackberries have both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Blackberries have both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Blackberries are derived from brambles, a type of thorny bush. They are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are also extremely tasty and offer numerous health benefits.

Benefits of Eating Blackberry 

Here are some scientifically supported reasons to eat them.

Packed with Vitamin C

Blackberries have a high vitamin C content. One serving of 100 grams (g) of vitamin C contains 35% of an individual's recommended daily allowance (RDA). Since humans cannot synthesize vitamin C, it is critical to include it in a healthy diet.

Vitamin C is required for the body to make collagen as well as certain neurotransmitters and is involved in protein synthesis. Many bodily functions, including wound healing, rely on these processes. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties and aids in immune system function.

Good Source of Fiber

A 100 g serving of blackberries provides 14% of the RDA for fiber. Fiber is a carbohydrate that the body cannot break down into smaller sugar molecules like other carbs. 

Fiber is essential for controlling blood sugar levels and sugar consumption. In food, there are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and has been linked to lower blood sugar levels and helping people maintain a healthy cholesterol level.

Although insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water, it promotes healthy digestion. Blackberries have both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Enhances Brain's Cognitive Functioning

A 2009 study discovered that rats who consumed blackberries had better cognitive and motor skills than rats who did not consume blackberries. The study's authors speculated that this could be due to polyphenols, which are found in blackberries.

Quality Source of Vitamin K

Blackberries are a high-quality source of vitamin K. This nutrient is required for blood clotting, which is required for proper wound healing.

Vitamin K has also been linked to good bone health. If a person is taking blood thinners, they must discuss their vitamin K intake with their doctor.

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