Blackberries are powerful antioxidants, which means they are warriors against free radicals that can age us. We all get old, no matter how many blackberries we eat, so why is this important? We need antioxidants to fight the oxidation or aging process. In the modern age in which we live, we come into contact with chemicals, food additives, and toxins that cause oxidative stress within our bodies. Things like cigarette smoke, alcohol, certain medications and antibiotics, pollution, pesticides, and diets high in fat, refined sugars, and processed foods all contribute to the premature oxidation of our cells and tissues.
Blackberries are great brain food. They have the amazing power to reverse lesions, gray areas, calcification, heavy metal deposits, scar tissue, and crystallization on the brain. Blackberries are your answer for defense against brain cancer, ALS, Alzheimer's, dementia, MS, Parkinson's, strokes, and migraines. Blackberries are also excellent sources of iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc, potassium, and calcium, in addition to having traces of omega-3 fatty acids - a nutrient that is lacking in the standard American diet.
Blackberries are champions in cardiovascular health and fertility. They remove vein and arterial plaque by dissolving hardened fat deposits. Blackberries have pro-fertility compounds from polyphenols that help a woman's reproductive system maintain a constant balance, which can prevent or reverse many cases of mystery infertility.
This fun drink is a great way to get some disease-fighting blackberries into your summer life. Its refreshing, spicy, and sweet!
1 cup of fresh of frozen blackberries
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of coconut sugar
1 Serrano chili, split in half
In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, water, coconut sugar, and the Serrano chili. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer. Simmer on low for 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand until cooled to room temperature.
To make the drink, fill a glass with lots of ice. Add 1/3 cup of blackberry Serrano syrup, juice of 1-2 limes, and fill the rest of the glass with mineral water. Enjoy!