Have you heard of choke berry and it’s health benefits? If you are interested in trying some new healthy flavors, you should read this article and find out more about its health properties.
It is rich in vitamins C, A, E, B2, B6, B9 and the rarest vitamin of all- vitamin P. You may not know that in the first part of the twentieth century there was such a thing as vitamin P. Not only that, but vitamin P helped to reduce blood sugar, improve insulin resistance, reduce lipids, and fight inflammation. It sounds like pretty good stuff, and you can’t help but wonder where it went. Actually, vitamin P is a substance we now call flavonoids. And yes, flavonoids have been credited with all of those effects and possibly more.
This fruit is also rich in antioxidants and minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium.
The number one reason why you should add this fruit in your daily diet is because of its anti-cancer properties that do a lot of work in killing the cancer cells and also preventing the body from different types of cancer. Scientific studies have shown that consumption of berries on regular basis offers potential health benefits against aging and neurological diseases, inflammation, diabetes, and bacterial infections.
It protects the cells from damage and the eyes from the dangerous ultraviolet sun rays. It regulates the blood sugar levels and prevents wrinkles from forming thanks to the beta-carotene in it.
They are also rich in flavonoid anti-oxidants such as carotenes, luteins and zeaxanthins. Zea-xanthin has photo-filtering effects on UV rays and thus protects eyes from age-related macular disease in the elderly
You can eat it fresh chokeberry, also it can be consumed as dried fruit or as juice or use it for preparation of tea, fruit cakes or juices.