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Title: Black Currant: A Medieval SuperFood For Skin Conditions
The history of black currant dates back to the medieval period where it has been accounted that physicians have used them as treatment for minor diseases and kidney stones. Yes, black currants are small in terms of its size but during the World War II, these edible berries of the black currant shrub saved the lives of British war heroes in the form of vitamin C. Black currant is a sweet, deep-purple berry that grows about 1 cm in diameter, and its shrub is woody perennial that is native to Northern Europe and Western Asia. Yes, they are small, but since those times of war, its benefits stretched from defense against immunity deficiencies to cancer and heart disease. All the parts of the shrub the seeds, bark, the berries, and even the leaves have been used for medicinal purposes, thus, it was touted as a centuries-old health energizer superfood. To acquire the utmost benefits of the fruit, blend 8 oz. of water and 1 cup black currants for a fresh, pure, and nutritious juice. Of course it can be eaten raw and also, they are available in nutritional supplements. What is in it? A relatively high concentration if Iron, Zinc, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Potassium. Its seed oil contains numerous antioxidants counting Vitamin E together with more than a few flavonoids that offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, such as quercetin, kaempferol and myricetin. The essential fatty acids Omega-3 and gamma-linolenic acid are also contained in the black currant seed oil. These fatty acids are vital to body utilities; however, our body cannot manufacture them that is why supplements are being produced to back us up and to provide us with these essential acids. It is proven to help prevent aging - as it is a rich source of vitamins and antioxidants by plummeting wrinkle development and renovating tissue impairment triggered by free radicals. Black currants are somewhat expensive but a black currant bush is practically economical and very easy to grow.
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