Fed up with paying out loads of money for the latest anti-ageing skin creams? Perhaps you don’t have to anymore as researchers at Brunswick Laboratories in the States have discovered a new super juice, made of mulberries. Mulberries contain anti-ageing properties that can reverse the signs of ageing, including reducing wrinkles and even stopping grey hair from growing. In fact you can apply mulberry juice directly to the head and it will promote healthy growth and a darkening of the hair. With up to 79% more antioxidants than other fruits, mulberries contain twice many antioxidants as the same amount of cranberries, blueberries and oranges. It also contains resveratrol, found in red wine, which is a known compound that has great health benefits as well as anti-ageing ones. It can help reduce some cancers including colon, prostate and lung cancer and has been found to lower the risk of sight deteriorating and actually strengthens eyesight.
Mulberries are not only beneficial for youthful skin however. They have a number of health giving properties. They contain nutritious elements like minerals and vitamins which aids in curing chronic diseases. People with diabetes may find taking mulberry useful as it is helpful in reducing level of blood sugar. The intake of mulberry juice after any surgery is restorative and also for recuperating after long-time sickness. Women who have just given birth would find that consuming mulberry juice is of benefit as it helps in treating constipation and is instrumental in eliminating abdominal distention. Mulberries also keep low cholesterol level in the body and can be used to fight problems like chronic gastritis and chronic hepatitis. For underweight people it enhances appetite, and also improves the ability for digesting and assimilating. Regular consumption of mulberry juice enriches the blood, helps in containing hypertension and strengthens body parts like liver and kidney
If you are stressed then drink a glass of mulberry juice as in Chinese medicine, people typically mix the juice and drink to soothe their nerves as it improves their blood circulation and helps with anaemic symptoms. It can also be used to lower blood pressure. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that eating just five ounces of mix berries a day can lower your pressure therefore reducing the risk of blood clots and strokes.
Don’t forget that there are may other ways of eating mulberries as well as juicing them. Treat them the same as raspberries and blackberries and use to cook accordingly. You can make mulberry muffins, mousses, tarts, pies, crumbles and flans. Or simply eat freshly out of your hand. Remember though that mulberries do not keep well so it is best to eat them after a few days when they have been freshly picked.