Blackberries, delicious black fruit, composed of many little drupelets, each like a small berry with a tiny seed inside. Each drupelet contributes extra skin, seed and pectin with high dietary fiber value, and that makes blackberries one of the highest fiber and antioxidant content plant in the world. Blacberries are low in calories, carbohydrates, and fat, making them one of the best fruits out there for a balanced diet.
Let's stop here for a bit and concentrate on the so popular antioxidants. Why are antioxidants so important? Well, antioxidants are known to protect your cells against the
effects of free radicals. Free radicals on the other hand, are molecules produced when your
body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke
and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in
heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Blackberries have the highest content of fiber and antioxidants out of all the berries, but all other berries like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cranberries have super high content of fiber and antioxidants in comparing to apples, bananas and other fruit.
Just one cup of fresh blackberries contains half of the daily recommendation of the antioxidant vitamin C, which
protects the immune system and may lower the risk of developing certain
types of cancer. One cup of blackberries contains over thirty percent of the daily recommended amount of fiber,
which promotes healthy digestion and aids in maintaining bowel
Eating blackberries, along with other berries and other antioxidant rich fruit first thing in the morning, on empty stomach, ensures quick digestion and maximizes absorption of all the nutrients. After reading Kimberly Snider's book, The Beauty Detox Solution, I have been trying to maximize my energy during the day by eating light to heavy meals during the day. And by heavy I don't mean McDonalds!
Every morning I have a good size bowl of fresh fruit with a 8 oz. glass of organic carrot juice. That keeps me from being hungry until lunch. By eating light in the morning, my body doesn't spend all it's energy on digestion, I don't feel tired or sleepy. I don't drink coffee or tea or any other energy drinks. I have enough energy to concentrate on my day and by lunch I am ready to inhale a huge, also light lunch. Kimberly Snider's book made me realize how important it is for your body to eat in right order. Heavy breakfast will slow you down, your body will concentrate all its energy on digestion right from the morning, then you add lunch on top of it, and you create a intestinal jam. Doesn't sound good, does it? If you're interested in learning more about your beauty energy and eating right check out Kimberly's website here and purchase her book here. I am not affiliated with Kimberly Snider in any way.