In a previous blog post, we talked about the benefits of elderberry in the diets of children. Not to worry, though, most of those same benefits still present themselves to adults!
If you’re looking for an excellent way to help boost your immune system and fend off any potential illnesses, it’s time you were introduced to the wonders of elderberry. Here are a few things you should know about this illness-fighting fruit:
Elderberry is low in calories, high in nutritional value
As far as fruits go, elderberries are considered extremely healthy because they do not come with a lot of calories- and yet they still have quite a nutritional punch! If you were to consume 100 grams of elderberries, your estimated intake of calories would be between 70-75. (Hyperlink: https://your-calories.com/elderberries) On the other hand, that same amount of elderberries would add plenty of nutrients to your system. Vitamins A and C, as well as dietary fibers and phenolic acids, are present in substantial amounts. Elderberries are also a very good source of flavonols, including quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetin.
Disclaimer: above all else, just make sure you do not eat elderberries raw- elderberries are actually poisonous if eaten raw. Instead, elderberries are best consumed in the form of gummies, syrups, jelly, or drops.
Elderberry can help your body fight off all sorts of illnesses
Regardless of what kind of illness it is, exactly, that you’re dealing with, elderberries can do a great deal to help your body ward it off. Perhaps they’re best known for fighting off cold and flu symptoms, and there’s a reason for that- the right amount of elderberries can reduce the period of time where you show these symptoms down to as little as a day or two. But elderberries can actually do a great deal more than that.
Elderberry can boost your immune system
While elderberry products can certainly help your body fight off an illness quicker than your body ordinarily would, one of the main perks of elderberry is that it can actually work to beef up your immune system. This means that a steady diet of elderberry products reduces your likelihood of catching a cold or the flu at all. The vitamins and antioxidants that elderberries provide your body with can help block a key viral protein that lets the influenza virus attach itself to and enter our cells.
Try some of our elderberry products!
Would you like to see the benefits of elderberries for yourself? RD Naturals offers a wide range of elderberry products that can help give your body the nutrients it needs! From syrups to drops to gummies and more, you have plenty of choices for how you can consume these nutrition-packed supplements!