Blackberries. Brumano. Lombardy. Italy. (Photo by: BlueRed/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Health - Wellness
Unexpected Side Effects Of Eating Blackberries
Blackberries are notoriously high in vitamin C, making them a natural immune booster; so much so that one cup alone holds around 34% of the suggested daily intake. Researchers confirmed that consuming vitamin C may shorten the length of respiratory infections like bronchitis and could prevent them altogether.
Blackberries contain over 15 unique vitamins and minerals, with a single cup providing over 25% of the amount of copper we need daily. It also provides over 10% of the daily requirements for nutrients like manganese, which promotes collagen production for strong joints, vitamin E, and vitamin K, which is beneficial for bone health and healthy blood clotting.
Blackberries are also high in fiber, aiding digestion and weight loss. These dark, juicy berries also feed healthy bacteria that keep your gut microbiome balanced, have anti-microbial properties that can hinder harmful pathogens like salmonella, and their antioxidant properties specific to blackberries also combat inflammation.
Fruit is always best when fresh, and when you bite into a fresh blackberry, you won't have to worry about excessive sugar, as its sugar content is even safe for people with diabetes. Frozen blackberries are also a great option, but make sure there are no added sugars indicated, or you can freeze your own for future use.