Healthy Ber (Jujubes)

Posted by Anne Trueman on Fri, Mar 7, 2014  
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Indian jujube or Ber is a fruit crop capable of being cultivated in dry arid conditions. Botanically it is called Ziziphus mauritiana.

 

Ber is packed with vital vitamins and minerals. It is the main ingredient of many herbal potions and concoctions. Widely known for its health enhancing benefits, ber is an easily available fruit in the Asian market.

 

Benefits of Ber

 

Following are the prominent health benefits of ber.

 

Rich source of amino acids

 

Human body needs 24 amino acids and ber fruit contains as much as 18 of the 24 amino acids required for the formation of bones, muscles, skin, hormones, blood vessels, enzymes and neurotransmitters.

 

Amino acids are also essential for wound healing and treating ailments.

 

Protects liver

 

Ber is a hepato-protective fruit and keeps the liver protected against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is seen when free radicals produced in the body react with cells and result in the onset of diseases.

 

Prevents cancer

 

The study conducted by the Vaccine and Serum Research Institute in Iran have revealed that the extract of jujube fruit is effective against inhibiting tumor cells, particularly Jurkat leukemic cells associated with leukemia.

 

Natural sedative

 

Ber is a natural sedative and gives a soothing effect on nervous system.

 

Rich in fiber

 

Ber contains high amount of fiber and is ideal for calories conscious people.

 

Good remedy for anxiety-

 

Jujube fruit is known o relieve anxiety and stress.

 

Delays aging

 

This crunchy fruit is enriched with antioxidants and helps in delaying aging. 

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