Foreign researchers have only now discovered that white mulberry is super herb. The healing properties of these berries are known to our ancestors without any scientific research. White mulberry reduces the risk of diabetes, protects against heart disease, reduces cholesterol and helps in weight loss.
The amount of sugar that dried mulberry contain is half the amount of sugar in other berries, like raisins. According to a survey, mulberry leaf has additives that help normalize blood sugar levels.
It is also used as a folk remedy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. White mulberry is rich in fiber for diet. 20% of our daily requirements of fiber can be satisfied with a quantity of one third of a cup of mulberry.
Regular use of these berries will reduce cholesterol and improve the digestive system. It is also rich with antioxidants.
According to a research at the University of Texas, white mulberry contains resveratrol, which is a natural phenol. It is useful in the fight against many types of cancer and heart diseases.
Other health benefits of white mulberry:
1. Source of Antioxidants
Antioxidants help lessen the damage caused by free radicals and the entire mulberry plant- leaves, stems, and fruit, contains antioxidants.
2. Immune System Support
Mulberries contain alkaloids that activate macrophages. Macrophages are white blood cells that stimulate the immune system, putting it on high active alert against health threats.
3. Supports Healthy Blood Sugar
More formal research is appropriate, but mulberry is thought to contain compounds that support balanced blood sugar levels.
4. Healthy Food
Dried mulberries are a great source of protein, vitamin C and K, fiber, and iron. Best of all, they’re available in health food stores everywhere!
5. Brain Protection
Do mulberries offer anything to the brain? Researchers at Khon Kaen University in Thailand set out to answer that question by evaluating the effect of mulberry on male rats with memory impairment and brain damage. Although further investigation is required before mulberries can be declared a cognitive enhancer and neuroprotectant, rats that consumed mulberries had better memories and less oxidative stress.