This is a delicious fruit which comes from a rhizomatous herb. Many people have not heard about this fruit because they are grown in alpine or arctic environments. But also they are grown in the boreal forests in the northern hemisphere. Cloud berry have many health benefits such as improve digestion, prevent diabetes, stimulate circulation, slow the signs of aging, prevent certain cancers, strengthen the immune system, detoxify the body and protect against cardiovascular disease. The scientific name of cloud berries is Rubus chamaemorus. This fruit is commonly grown in Scandinavia, Northern Europe, Russia and some parts of Alaska, Canada, Newfoundland and British Isles. They are very used in the culinary as culinary components due to their tar quality and their juice but also they are rich with organic compounds such as ellagic acid, vitamins and minerals that can help us to have healthy bodies. They are used in alcoholic drinks, jams, candies and other baked goods. You can eat them in raw form but their flavor is quite tart. This is a reason why many people are preparing cloud berries in some sort of sweetened recipe. There are not many studies which are done about this fruit. But in the studies which were done about the cloud berry was said that there are big amounts of allergens. This fruit is not known as allergen. It has unique combination of acids and nutrients in this fruit. You should eat cloud berry in moderation and you should be careful when you eat them.
Here are some health benefits of cloud berry:
Bone health: One of the most important elements for having healthy bones is magnesium because this element is increasing the uptake of calcium by your body. This will help you to have healthy life and also it will help you in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Digestion: Cloud berries have dietary fiber which can optimize your digestive health. Fiber reduces cramping, bloating, constipation, cancer and gastric ulcers and also it stimulates peristaltic motion. It can regulate the insulin receptors in your body which is ensuring the regular release of sugar into your bloodstream which will help you in the prevention of diabetes type 2. Cloud berry also have phenolics which will prevent gastrointestinal pathogens from developing.
Antioxidant activity: Cloud berry is rich with carotenoids, phytosterols and Vitamin C. Also it has ellagic acid which can lower the chances of contracting chronic diseases, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, slow the aging process and reduce the occurrence of cancer. Also this fruit has some specific chemicals which are antiviral and antibacterial in nature which are making it a very comprehensive fruit.
Detoxify the body: Cloud berry has some properties which can be used as diuretic to stimulate urination. When your urination is stimulated, then this eliminates excess fat, salts and water from your body and also it helps you to keep the body free of dangerous toxins. This process will give you a relief from the pressure on your kidneys and liver and this will be the same when your body is flushing itself clean at regular basis.
Heart health: Cloud berries are rich with an omega – 6 fatty acids and omega – 3 fatty acids. It has a good form of cholesterol which means that it can help you to balance the cholesterol levels in your body and also it will reduce the strain on your cardiovascular system.
Circulation: Cloud berries are rich with iron which is one of the most important elements for proper circulation. Also this element is the key component of the red blood cell production. When you have enough amount of iron in your body, then this will help you in the prevention of developing anemia.
Immune system: Cloud berries are rich with Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These vitamins are very important for the health of our immune system. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals throughout your body, acts as antioxidant and stimulated the production of white blood cells. Vitamin A has carotenoids. They are acting as antioxidants which are protecting your skin and eyes from breaking down and aging.