Types of Berries and their Health Benefits

There are various types of berries you need to know. And the benefits of this fruit for health also can not be ignored.

Various types of berries have attractive colors and tastes that are appetizing. Besides that, did you know that behind the very attractive colors of berries, there are a variety of amazing health benefits?

Among the berries, perhaps the most famous are strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. But, in fact there are many more other berries that turned out to have amazing benefits when consumed regularly.

Many ways you can do to consume berries. You can consume it immediately, make it into juice or yogurt, or mix it with oatmeal.

"Besides being beneficial for maintaining memory, the antioxidants contained in berries are also useful for maintaining healthy skin and joints, and preventing high blood pressure (hypertension),"

The types of berries and their health benefits

Well, if all this time you only know strawberries, this time you need to recognize - and try - other types of berries, which have a myriad of health benefits. Here are the various types of berries and their amazing benefits:

Strawberry

Sweet fruits that are synonymous with red are full of vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, and antioxidants. Strawberries can also help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol, help manage blood sugar, and fight the effects of aging on your brain.

Regarding diabetes, the sugar content in strawberries is indeed high, but strawberries are included in foods that have a low glycemic index, which is equal to 40. Foods that are low in glycemic index levels are foods that are slow to digest, so that their circulation in the blood as glucose will slow down. 

strawberries fruits

Blackberry

This Blackberry is very similar to wine, in terms of texture and color. This fruit contains a lot of polyphenols, chemicals that can overcome inflammation that leads to heart disease and cancer.

Blackberry can also help your small intestine break down sugar better, so it can reduce the chance of diabetes. Eat blackberries fresh or frozen. A cup of plain blackberry has 7 grams of sugar.

blackberries fruit

Blueberries

The color is very typical: dark blue. The color comes from a strong compound called anthocyanins.

Scientists believe the antioxidants contained in this fruit can help protect you from cancer, heart disease, and dementia, and boost the immune system. However, further research is still needed to know this for certain.

You can eat blueberries fresh or frozen. This fruit has water and fiber, so it can fill you up without ruining your diet. Half a cup of blueberries has about 40 calories.

"Blueberries contain high levels of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese substances. Although rich in these nutrients, blueberries are a type of fruit that is low in calories, so it is safe for consumption for those of you who are undergoing a diet program,"

blueberries fruits


Kiwifruit

Maybe not many people know that kiwifruit is also a type of berry. But that's the fact.

This distinctive green fruit has lutein, which can help protect your eyes, zinc for healthy skin, hair and nails, and potassium, which can help you get better exercise results.

Red Raspberry

Red raspberries are loaded with nutrients that can help fight various types of cancer and protect your brain. However, this type of fruit is indeed rather difficult to find in Indonesia. If you are interested, you can look for it in a leading supermarket that sells imported fruit.

Red Raspberry fruits

Cranberry

Cranberries can help prevent urinary tract infection (UTI) problems. This fruit can not cure UTI, but cranberries can reduce your chances of developing this health problem.

Cranberries can reduce the chances of bacteria living in your stomach and causing infections. Scientists are also studying whether this fruit can prevent cancer and improve heart health or not.

However, also pay attention to how much cranberry juice you drink. If it is too much, it can irritate your stomach and cause kidney stones.

Cranberry

Elderberry

This fruit, similar to blueberries, has been used to fight colds and flu for hundreds of years. Some research shows that the extract can shorten flu symptoms if you drink it on the first or second day when you have a cold.

Make sure you only eat cooked elderberry. Because, the raw and the leaves can make you sick.

Then, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and anyone who has an immune system problem should not take it at all. Also, don't take it if you take diabetes medications, diuretics, or laxatives. 

Elderberry

Goji Berry

Colored and resembling melinjo seeds, goji berries have been part of Chinese medicine for thousands of years. This fruit has vitamin C, vitamin B2, vitamin A, iron, and antioxidants.

After going through various studies, scientists believe that goji berries can boost the immune system, fight heart disease, help the brain, help digestion, and prevent cancer.

Make sure you only eat cooked goji berries. Because, the raw can be poison. Don't also eat it if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking blood-thinning medication.

Goji Berry

That is the various types of berries along with the extraordinary benefits contained in them. Berries can be a choice when you are bored with other healthy fruits such as apples, bananas, pears, or watermelons. After all, the benefits are also very extraordinary.

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