Blackberry Juice Is Rich in the Sugar Replacement Known As Xylitol
From ancient Greece and Rome to the British Isles and the southern regions of the Americas, the fruit and leaves of the blackberry were utilized to remedy a variety of illnesses, including gout.
Blackberry juice is rich in fiber, low in calories and abundant in nutrients. Blackberries are rich in vitamins A, B-complex, C, E and K. Vitamin C helps remove free radicals, fights infection and reduces inflammation. Flavonoid phytonutrients including B-carotenes, lutein, and zeaxanthin are powerful anti-oxidants. Other phytonutrient compounds termed ‘phenolic flavonoids,’ alsoantioxidants, include anthocyanins, cyanidins, salicylic acid, quercetin, tannin, gallic acid, catchins, pelargonidins and kaempferol. These all help to fight inflammation, cancer, neurological disease and aging.
The minerals copper, potassium magnesium, and manganese are also present in abundance. Red and white blood cells depend upon copper for their formation, and support healthy bone development and protection. Potassium maintains a healthy heart by removing salt from the body. Blackberries also contain a healthful quantity of folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and pyridoxine which work to synthesize fats, carbohydrates and proteins. A sugar replacement, Xylitol, is also found in blackberries. Xylitol does not increase blood sugar – good news for diabetics – and is more gradually metabolized in the body.
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