New Delhi: Berries are one of the most widely eaten fruit. Available almost all around the world, different types of berries make it to different people’s list of favourites, but one cannot deny that almost everyone relishes and enjoys at least one type of berry. It is also important to note that apart from being tasty, berries are also extremely healthy, and are, in fact, considered a superfood.
Berries have many health benefits and should be consumed as a regular part of the diet. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, cranberries, etc are a few popular variants and can be used in various ways for better health.
Berries as a natural sweetener
Whether you have diabetes or do not, or whether you are at a high risk of developing that condition or not, you must opt for natural sweeteners for your food, whenever you can, and ditch artificial sweeteners. Consumption of artificial sweeteners has been linked with increased risk of obesity. You can use berries as a natural sweetener in desserts. Berries can add great taste, flavour and colour to any dessert.
Berries as a snack
A mix of berries can also be eaten as a healthy snack. You can also dip the berries in melted dark chocolate to make them tastier. However, even without the chocolate, berries are a great snack as they contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and are very healthy for the skin. Next time you feel hungry in the middle of the day, grab a few berries and ditch the chips or fried food.
Berries as a face mask
Not only internally, even externally, but berries can also prove to be healthy for your skin. You can use berries as a face mask. They contain anti-inflammatory properties, which will help soothe pimples and bumps on your face. Berries are also hydrating, which will help in moisturizing your skin. Berries also contain anti-ageing properties and can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, etc on your skin, making your skin look brighter, healthier and young.