Do you know mulberries are good for your immunity? Are you aware mulberries help to prevent heart diseases? Here are the top five health benefits of mulberry that will surprise you.

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Mulberries, aka Shahtoot, are delicious small fruit filled with many nutrients and vitamins. It is a healthy snack to have in between meals. This fruit is primarily available around March to May and October to November. 

As per Ayurveda, mulberries are sweet and sour in taste, and cold in nature. Due to its properties, it helps to balance the Vata dosha.  

Here are the top five health benefits of mulberry:

1. Improves digestion:

Mulberry is a good source of fiber which is beneficial to improve digestion. It helps clear the bowels regularly and keeps you away from constipation, bloating, or gas. As a result, eating a bowl of mulberries every day (when in season) helps to promote digestion. 

2. Healthy heart:

Mulberries are a good source of antioxidants that are helpful to reduce bad cholesterol. Thus, it limits the development of plaque in the arteries. As a result, it helps to keep your heart healthy and prevent various heart diseases.

3. Boosts immunity

Mulberries are rich in Vitamin C, which promotes immunity. It is also beneficial to improve digestion which in return helps to enhance immunity. So, consuming mulberry regularly is helpful to boost the immune system of the body.

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4. Strong bones

Being a good source of Vitamin K, calcium, and iron, it is a power pack for strong bones. It helps to prevent bone diseases and secure you from osteoporosis & arthritis. Thus, a regular intake of mulberries can help you strengthen your bones.

5. Controls high blood sugar

Mulberry is beneficial in fighting diabetes as it limits the sugar spike inside the body after having meals. People who have borderline diabetes or suffer from diabetes must consume food that helps prevent the rapid rise in blood sugar levels after meals (carbohydrates). Thus, consuming fruit like mulberry can help them prevent and manage diabetes.

Mulberries are a rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K1, iron, and potassium. It is also high in fiber and protein. Due to these nutrients, it is highly beneficial to consume during the season.