Friday, 25 November 2011
Mulberry: The new anti-ageing superfood
Experts have indicated that mulberry, which is the latest fruit to be hailed a super food after blueberries, blackberries and cranberries, is packed with anti-ageing properties that could give skin back its youthful bloom and even reduce the onset of wrinkles and grey hair.
Researchers at Brunswick Laboratories in the US found mulberry juice contained more than twice as many antioxidants as orange and cranberry juice, or a handful of blueberries.
"Mulberries have been used since ancient times to protect people from colds and other ailments, so I`m not surprised the fruit is a rich source of antioxidants," the Daily Express quoted spokesman Paul Green as saying.
"Antioxidants are known for aiding the immune system which protects the body against germs and viruses. But they`re also a viable alternative to botox and other medical procedures thanks to their anti-ageing properties. Resveratrol is believed to help but not everyone wants to drink wine all the time to benefit from it, so mulberry juice is a refreshing, non-alcoholic alternative," added Green.