Health Benefits of Gooseberry, Golden Berry, or Ground Cherry

In fact, Gooseberry’s health benefits are a lot. More so, it is a very common fruit, also known as “Nathi” in the Kikuyu language. Most of us have come across it, especially in the forest and even in our compounds. Compared to other fruits, it is ignored and many people do not plant or consume it.

This fruit has low flats and calories and is highly nutritious. More so, gooseberry’s health benefits in our bodies cannot be underestimated.

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  • Helps in losing weight

Gooseberries are low in calories and high in fiber content. When taken with a good balanced diet and exercise, they can help in weight loss.

  • Helps to prevent constipation

Gooseberries are rich in fibre which helps with indigestion. This, therefore, helps to reduce constipation.

  • Helps to protect the heart

Gooseberry is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. Antioxidants help to reduce anxiety, which is good for the heart. They also have iron which ensures the circulation of rich oxygenated blood to the heart. Potassium present in the gooseberries also helps to regulate blood pressure levels and heartbeats.

  • Helps to boost immunity

The antioxidants present in gooseberries help to boost immunity. The immune system fights harmful components that attack the body to cause diseases. The antioxidants also help to prevent cell damage.

  • Helps to prevent aging

Due to the antioxidants, gooseberries promote longevity and prevent fast aging. They also contain vitamin E, which helps the skin. It helps to reduce sun damage to the skin and reduces wrinkling.

  • Helps to promote good eye health

Gooseberries contain Vitamin A, which helps to promote good eye health. It helps prevent night blindness, a condition that makes it difficult to see in low or dim light. Vitamin C also helps to prevent the formation of cataracts, which leads to poor eyesight.

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