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Wild berries and their benefits: Dietitian's comment

Wild berries and their benefits: Dietitian's comment Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Wild berries that grow in forests or on mountain slopes are highly beneficial for the human body, according to dietitian Oksana Skytalinska.

Benefits of wild berries

Wild berries are packed with the most powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients, including natural vitamin C.

These berries have never undergone selection or modification, preserving their natural identity that has existed for hundreds or even thousands of years.

They contain all the substances that are evolutionarily necessary for humans to maintain good health.

Modern humans have replaced natural colors and polyphenols with artificial and synthetic dyes, which are often not only indifferent to the human body but also harmful.

"Therefore, use summer as an opportunity to improve your health with essential natural substances - eat wild berries, which are an integral part of an anti-inflammatory diet," wrote Oksana Skytalinska.

Additional benefits of wild berries

Naturalness and absence of chemical fertilizers

Wild berries usually grow in natural conditions, far from agricultural areas. Therefore, they are less exposed to chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

More antioxidants

Research shows that wild berries may contain more antioxidants compared to cultivated varieties because they are adapted to life in competition with other plants and environmental stressors.

Intense flavor and aroma

Wild berries often have a richer flavor and aroma, as they develop in conditions close to their natural habitat.

Moreover, picking wild berries helps preserve biodiversity by maintaining their natural habitats and aiding in the restoration of wild flora.