Flu-Busting Berries (part 2)


This naturally sweet, free radical- fighting berry is truly a delicacy that can be eaten just as it is.

Applying the doctrine of signatures:  Mulberries are said to be one of the fastest organisms on the planet. When the white mulberry releases the stored energy in its stamen, its spores can travel at velocities of half the speed of sound. We would definitely want a weapon like this to help us recover with speed from any winter flu!

Mulberries are:

- Rich in carotenes, thiamene, riboflavin, vitamin C, tannin and stearic acid (an essential saturated fatty acid)

- Are rich in polyphenols (antioxidants which prevent degenerative diseases such as arthritis), flavanoids, anthocyanins & alkaloids

- Rich in iron, calcium (much more than dairy milk!) and fibre.

Winter Mulberry Milk: add some dried mulberries to a cup of your favourite nut/seed milk. Blend it all up and sweeten with raw honey if necessary. Warm it up, remembering not to exceed 47 degrees Celsius!

Mulberries are also:

- High in resveratrol (a polyphenol found in dark fruits and wine), which slows the aging-process and boosts cardio-health.

- Can be used to treat dizziness, tinnitus, insomnia and premature greying of hair (some cultures apply mulberry juice to their scalps for this purpose!)

- Contain linoleic acid (a fatty acid which can decrease abdominal fat by increasing metabolic rate)

- Strengthen eyesight (great study-snack or for those who work in front of their pc’s)

- Good for constipation – they increase gastric juice secretion and improve digestion and assimilation of nutrients

- Are helpful in reducing levels of blood sugar, making it a great naturally sweet snack for diabetics.

Next up – goji berries…

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