(ORDO NEWS) — According to doctors, the most useful summer berry grows in many in the garden. Many love it and are happy to use it. And also it is much more useful in it fresh or frozen, and not in jam. Specialists rightly consider blackcurrant to be the most useful berry and call it the “vitamin bomb”.
In the UK, blackcurrant is considered a “super berry” and is recognized as the most useful of the growing in the country. The experts made such conclusions after they had fully studied the properties of black currant. So doctors are sure that the use of this berry can prevent cancer, protect against heart disease, and prevent the onset of diabetes. It will be especially useful for the elderly, as it helps to maintain clarity of mind.
This berry is a leader among others in the amount of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial substances. So in the currant there are: vitamins C, B1, B2, B6, B12, D, E, K; calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium and sodium; substances with P-vitamin activity (flavonoids) – up to 1.5%, carotenoids, sugars (glucose, fructose) – from 4.5-17%; organic acids (citric, malic) – 2.5-4.5%.
Among the useful properties of blackcurrant, doctors distinguish: a beneficial effect on the nervous system due to a calming effect, the ability to normalize blood pressure, improve immunity, protect the heart, restore skin, and reduce the effects of arthritis. Also, this berry helps to destroy microbes in the oral cavity, and the pectin in it helps to get rid of poisons and cholesterol, which will help in case of poisoning. The berry also contains polysaccharides and other substances, which have a toxic effect on cancer cells.
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