You’ve probably ate a mulberry at least once in your life and didn’t think much of it. Most of us feel that way, but not many people are aware that the fruit offers numerous health benefits.The mulberry tree is used for timber and the fruits are used to feed silkworms, but including mulberries in your diet can significantly improve our overall health as well.
In folk medicine, the fruit has been used to treat heart problems, diabetes, tumors, joint and muscle pain, as well as constipation, dizziness and hair loss for years. The fruit is great for diabetics as its sugars are slowly digested, which results in stable blood sugar levels for a longer period.
Mulberry owes its health benefits to the rich nutritional profile. The fruit contains rare acids, fiber, vitamin C, natural sugars as well as resin which can fight numerous digestive problems and improve your overall health. Mulberry also possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can treat various ailments. The antioxidants can prevent the oxidation of cholesterol and reduce the risk of serious cardiovascular problems, and, according to a new study from the University of Texas, the sweet fruit contains a lot of phenols as well, which can cure heart problems and even cancer! Seeing how healthy it is, maybe it’s time to include mulberry into out diet.