Continuing our look at some of the most potent superfood berries for winter health. Next up, its’s the mulberry.
Eat mulberries just as they come to enjoy their naturally sweet taste and fight dangerous free radicals in your body. You might not think of plants as being fast movers, but the white mulberry bush releases its spores at a speed equal to Mach 0.5 – half the speed of sound. Remembering the doctrine of signatures, that tells us that mulberries are the equivalent of a guided missile when it comes to taking on flu!
In fact, it’s amazing how many nutrients can be packed into just one small berry: carotenes, thiamine, riboflavin, Vitamin C, tannin and the essential fatty acid known as stearic acid. And that’s not all – in fact, we’re only just beginning to list the “ingredients” of mulberry.
These superfood berries are also rich in iron, calcium and dietary fibre. Then there are the flavonoids, anthocyanins, alkaloids and polyphenols (antioxidants which prevent degenerative diseases).
Mulberries can assist with the following health issues:
- Aging – mulberries are high in resveratrol which slows the aging process and boosts your heart health.
- Macular degeneration – strengthen your eyesight and counteract the effects of too much screen time.
- Constipation – mulberries promote gastric juice secretion and improve the digestion and assimilation of nutrients.
- Blood sugar imbalances – mulberries help balance your blood sugar, which makes them an ideal superfood snack for diabetics.
- Slow metabolism – burn off abdominal fat with the linoleic acid found in mulberries.
For a warming winter drink, dry our Mulberry Milk recipe: blend Soaring Free Superfoods dried mulberries (and raw honey for sweetness, if desired) into a cup of your favourite nut or seed milk. Warm it up to drink, being careful to keep the temperature below 47°C so that you preserve all the natural goodness.