7 amazing reasons why elderberry is an organic superfood

7 amazing reasons why elderberry is an organic superfood

by Sally Walters


 

When even you're almost 70 years old mom is raving about Superfoods, you know it’s time to take a closer look at your lifestyle and habits, with more focus on what you eat. 

What are Superfoods you ask? Ha! That’s exactly what I asked mom myself.

Superfoods are some of our daily favorite foods that are so nutritious and have less calories, being considered extremely beneficial for our health, if eaten regularly. 

Avocados, blueberries, salmon, acai berries, elderberries, pomegranates are just some of the yummy examples of Superfoods that you should consider including into your life.

 

I have to admit I’m a big fan of the purple power of elderberries and because sharing is caring, I’ll tell you all about why this organic superfood is good for us:

 

 

1. Rich in nutrients

These purple berries are extremely rich in essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals. They’re a great source of antioxidants and dietary fiber, while also having a low calories count. They’re also packed with Vitamin C, and we all know how important this vitamin is for our health.

 

2. Fights against common colds & flus

Elderberries have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, being an effective weapon against common cold & flus. They can help relieve symptoms like congestion, headaches, inflammations and can reduce the length and severity of your cold.

 

3. Natural remedy against allergies

Allergens tend to create inflammation in the body, that causes allergy symptoms like swelling, itching, runny nose, redness or coughing. Because of their anti-inflammatory properties, elderberries can reduce allergy symptoms effectively.

 

4. Promotes a better heart health 

Elderberries are also rich in flavonoids, that give them that deep purple color and that can help reduce blood pressure. Elderberries may also help with regulating cholesterol, promoting the good cholesterol while reducing the bad one. These small berries can protect your cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of heart disease.

  
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5. Glowing skin & Shinny hair

Another amazing reason why this organic superfood is a must has to do with skincare! Due to their anti-aging and free radical fighting properties, elderberries can do wonders for your skin. They can help prevent breakouts and maintain the healthy glow of your skin. Furthermore, elderberries are great for keeping a healthy hair too, restoring its natural shine and encouraging hair growth. 

 

6. Better Digestion

Due to the fact that these berries provide a good amount of dietary fiber, they can provide aid with different digestive problems. They can improve your digestive and gastrointestinal system, ensure a better bowl movement, relieve gas, and even get rid of problems like constipation or diarrhea. 

 

7. Helps with bones health

Being rich in antioxidants and with many anti-inflammatory properties, these fruits are beneficial also for our bones and joints. They can relieve pain for people that suffer from osteoporosis or arthritis.

 

With so many amazing benefits, no wonder why elderberries are considered an organic superfood! You can enjoy all these awesome properties they have either in jams or pies, by taking supplements like Elderberry Hill Organics Syrup or using them for topical application to help with your skin or hair.

 

  
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