Have you heard of Aronia berries? I haven’t until recently. Aronia berries, also known as chokeberries, have been gaining much deserved popularity. It’s, perhaps, the healthiest berry you will ever find. Chokeberries are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, such as vitamin C and anthocyanins.
In fact, aronia berries have the highest antioxidant properties among berries and other fruits. Numerous health benefits of aronia berry are due to its high content of nutrients called polyphenols. A 2015 review in Food Technology & Biotechnology confirmed aronia to possess the highest polyphenol content of 143 plants.
Chokeberries might be the ultimate winner when it comes to cancer-fighting foods. Researchers have discovered that anthocyanins in chokeberries have powerful anti-carcinogenic properties.(study)
Studies confirm that anthocyanins in chokeberries can successfully inhibit the growth of cancer cells by blocking different stages of the cancer cell’s life and enable a process called apoptosis – which leads to a cancer cell to commit suicide.
Chokeberries Prevent Diabetes
Diabetes research performed on patients with diabetes showed that drinking Aronia juice did not cause blood glucose levels to go up. Moreover, blood glucose levels measured after drinking Aronia juice for 3 months were lower in those patients with diabetes (study)
Help Lose Weight
If you want to lose weight, chokeberry is a perfect food choice for you. It has an incredible weight balancing effect on your body. Research found that eating chokeberries enhances the secretion of adiponectin, a hormone that tells your body to use fat for fuel.
Stabilize Blood Pressure
A study performed on people with stage 1 and 2 hypertension found that their blood pressure was drastically reduced after drinking aronia juice for 6 weeks (study)
You can enjoy fresh, frozen, powdered or dried chokeberries in many different ways. Add them to a smoothie, baking, or just eat them fresh. You can find them here