- Natural Lingonberry Freeze-Dried powder
- Wild Harvested Berries from a pristine Russian forest
- No added sugar
- No preservatives, colorants, aromas, Non-Gmo
- No leavening agents, so small lumps are possible
Lingonberry Freeze-Dried Powder, 2 Oz. Wild Harvested Berries
7 research-based facts about the health benefits of lingonberries
Lingonberries are small red berries that may taste like cranberries but with less tartness. Lingonberries’ nutritional value and potential health benefits, such as weight control and heart strengthening, intestinal and visual health, prevention of atherosclerosis and malignant tumors, make them widely used in evidence-based medicine.
Lingonberry benefits: 7 facts
Here are 7 major benefits of lingonberries that are scientifically confirmed.
1. Rich in valuable nutrients
2. Antioxidant effect
Lingonberries contain a unique combination of antioxidant compounds.
They are enriched with vitamins E and C, anthocyanins, and flavonoids, all considered valuable antioxidants.
Researchers believe the above substances to protect cells from oxidative stress and free radicals, suppress chronic inflammation, and prevent the progression of the most dangerous cardiovascular and endocrine system diseases, along with malignant tumors.
Besides, 100 grams of the berries provide over 1 daily allowance of manganese. This mineral, in turn, supports the functioning of superoxide dismutase, one of the most important antioxidant enzymes.
Lingonberries contain a number of antioxidant components proven to reduce the risk of cancer, as well as heart, vascular, and endocrine system disorders.
3. Weight loss facilitation
Not only are lingonberries a low-calorie product but they also have several therapeutic properties that promote weight loss. The studies led by Swedish scientists have shown that once included in the diet, lingonberries produce a pronounced weight loss effect. This effect comes from the body metabolizing fatty tissue into energy. Apart from that, lingonberries also influence the intestinal microflora. By increasing the number of beneficial microorganisms, it normalizes the digestive system and contributes to more efficient digestion of nutrients, thus preventing their excessive absorption. Polish experts also discovered the berries’ ability to inhibit the enzymes responsible for the decomposition and absorption of fats from the intestinal lumen.
Regular consumption of lingonberries makes for an effective part of the weight loss strategy.
4. Atherosclerosis prevention
Among other things, lingonberries are an important source of fiber and polyphenols, the presence of which in the diet has been linked to a low incidence of cardiovascular diseases.
Animal studies show that lingonberries normalize the lipid profile and therefore prevent atherosclerotic damage to arterial walls, providing reliable prevention of such disorders like coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, and chronic cerebral ischemia.
According to Swedish scientists, regularly consumed lingonberries, even with an excess of fat (up to 20% of the daily diet), caused a 30% reduction in blood cholesterol concentration after a 3-month period.
Lingonberries lower cholesterol levels and prevent atherosclerosis-related pathologies.
5. Benefits for children and pregnant women
Lingonberries are a goldmine of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals vitally important for the proper development of all organ systems in a child’s body. In particular, they possess the following properties:
- Ensure the proper functioning of the digestive system (from the first months of a child’s life). Something extremely important for obtaining biologically active substances from food.
- Normalize the functioning of all enzymatic systems.
- Help to remove salts of heavy metals through the urinary system and gastrointestinal tract, which may have been ingested with poor-quality food or from the ambient air.
- Strengthen the immune system, thereby preventing respiratory diseases and “childhood” infections.
It is recommended to introduce lingonberries into a child’s diet from 12 months of age. Start with 1-2 berries for the first time, then gradually (over 2-4 months) increase the portion up to 50-70 grams per day.
Apart from that, lingonberries are also recommended for pregnant women. They enhance the body’s endurance to physical and emotional strain while preventing the development of depression, which is extremely common in the early stages of pregnancy. Also, the berries contain vitamin E and manganese that provide the proper formation of all organs of the fetus.
Lingonberries contain many valuable nutrients necessary for the proper growth and development of a child and for maintaining the health of all organs. Also, the berries promote a healthier pregnancy.
6. Eye disease prevention
Italian scientists suggest that lingonberries can protect the retina from UV radiation, along with blue light from smartphone or monitor screens, and information boards.
It is known that these factors activate free-radical mechanisms, thereby increasing the risk of cataracts and cancer.
It should be noted that similar data were obtained in the studies of Japanese specialists.
The consumption of lingonberries contributes to the protection of the organs of vision from the common UV and blue light sources.
7. Anti-cancer effect
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and berries reduces the risk of malignant transformation of body tissues.
Mice experiments conducted under the supervision of Finnish scientists revealed that berries reduce the likelihood of cancerous tumors by 30%.
No less importantly, it has been proven that lingonberries produce a direct effect against cancers of the following organs:
- mammary glands;
Lingonberries are a source of compounds that prevent the development of malignant tumors.
It is recommended to take a sensible approach to the inclusion of lingonberries in your diet due to possible contraindications. Please consult with your doctor first.
Rules for consuming lingonberries
The most beneficial way of consuming lingonberries is eating them fresh. A recommended daily intake should not exceed 250-400 grams.
Freeze-dried lingonberries provide an excellent alternative to fresh ones. Besides, those can be used to cook a lot of dishes:
- smoothies, shakes,
- juices, morses, teas, and compotes.
- The berries also perfectly combine with honey and dairy products.
- Lingonberries serve as a great source of a variety of valuable vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.
- They normalize the cardiovascular and digestive system and improve the state of the organs of vision while also helping to reduce body weight and preventing malignant cell transformation.
- The berries are particularly recommended for pregnant women and children.
The Legend of the Siberian Lingonberry
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