NaturalNews) The concept of superfoods emerged on the radar of health and beauty experts just a few short years ago. Remarkably, in that brief period the hidden benefits of several common food products came to light. Coupled with scientific research and the trend toward organic foods, the health benefits of foods such as kale, blueberries, walnuts, salmon, avocados and mulberries have made them immensely popular. A recent study which discussed health benefits related to the mulberry plant’s properties was published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation and, in July 2014, was confirmed by top researchers in Tokyo. Five of the most outstanding benefits of mulberries and how they translate to the improvement of skin, hair and overall health are listed below.
Mulberries and diabetes
One of the most notable benefits of mulberries reflected in the study was the potential slowdown of the progression of type 2 diabetes. Among the patients surveyed, more than 60% experienced consistently lower and regulated blood glucose levels after their diet was fortified with mulberry plant products. Ongoing research also shows promising long-term effects that will heighten the use of mulberry plant products to prevent and treat some cases of chronic high blood sugar.
Mulberries protect blood and organs
Patients frequently use mulberries as part of a homeopathic remedy for certain cancers, blood clots and other conditions that generate in the blood. The anti-inflammatory properties of the mulberry plant naturally reduce blood pressure, along with the risk of stroke. Kidney, liver and heart disease have also been significantly reduced with regular use of mulberries.
Mulberry plants power-packed with protein
Individuals who want to slim down, decrease body fat and increase muscle mass are well aware of the benefits of consuming lean proteins as part of their diet. Like other antioxidant fruits, mulberries are rich in vitamins and nutrients. Moreover, mulberries contain 3 grams of protein per ounce.
Mulberries strengthen vision and immunity
Mulberries are often included in juices because of their high content of vitamins, specifically A and C. These are proven to fight off cold and flu symptoms in the majority of the population. In addition, mulberries protect the eyes and other organs from free radicals which cause deterioration and similar damage. Adding mulberry supplements also aids in the digestive process and the proper production of a variety of bodily fluids to increase immunity.
Aging skin and healthy hair
Men and women often look to mulberries to treat dry, blotchy and aging skin. Even sensitive skin can be safely rejuvenated with mulberry treatments, supplements and juices. The vast antioxidant properties remove toxins, unclog pores, even skin tone, moisturize and fight blemishes. These same properties help promote healthy hair growth, produce shine and luster, and prevent breakage and loss of color vibrancy.
Whether people choose to add mulberries to their diet or personal hygiene routine is a matter of personal choice. Either method has been shown to be beneficial and effective for reducing many health concerns as well improving the overall appearance of skin and hair.