Aronia is known as Black Chokeberry, Botanical Name Aronia Melanocarpa, is a sour berry has been gaining popularity for its potential health benefits. Black chokeberries contain high anthocyanin contents, in it. These (Anthocyanins) are the molecules responsible for the blue and red pigments in the berry. It is easy to confuse Black chokeberries with other berries, as their appearance and organic components are similar to other beneficial berries.
Aronia also contains carotenes, flavonoids, organic antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It plays a major role in boosting health and treating various diseases. Black Chokeberries have commonly used in candies, desserts, cakes, beverage flavoring. Also, it is a good choice for the people who want to consume more antioxidants and anthocyanins. The taste of Black chokeberries may be an issue, as it is sour and astringent.
Aronia Black Chokeberry Medical Benefits
Aronia Berries are called as Nature’s Healer and Protector, for the following reasons such as reducing cholesterol and blood glucose, fighting with diabetes and cancer, good for heart and skin, etc. Let’s see it in detail, below:
Aronia high fiber, which facilitates smooth digestion, helps in eliminating constipation and diarrhea.
A large amount of antioxidants increases your overall ‘health condition’ with its major contents like powerful anthocyanin and flavonoids.
Anthocyanins found in Aronia helps to fight the damaging effects on the brain by increasing neural activity and reducing oxidative stress (Alzheimer,) in the brain.
Carotenes, the most powerful antioxidants, found in Aronia help to reduce oxidative stress in the eyes, which prevent cataracts and onset of macular degeneration.
Potassium content which helps in relaxing blood vessels and arteries, lower the chances of stroke and heart attacks.
Consuming Black chokeberry prevents you from urinary tract infections and maintains good urinary tract health.
Dietary fiber in Chokeberries helps to keep blood sugar levels in normal and manages it, in those who have diabetes.
Variety of components in Chokeberries prevents age-related symptoms and tightens your skin, which improves good health and appearance of your skin.
Also vitamins and minerals repairs organs, tissues, blood vessels, and cells, to increase your immune system in the body.
Research says that these berries have a wonderful effect in fighting cancer and prevention.
Chokeberries are low in calories and fat, yet contains good fiber and nutrients, help in preventing the body from storing fat and cholesterol which controls your body weight and keeps you in excellent dietary aid.
CONSUMING ARONIA (BALCK CHOKEBERRY)
The benefits mentioned above can be attained by consuming approx. 200 ml of Black Chokeberry juice (without sugar) or 300 mg. of Aronia extracts, as a supplementation daily.
As Aronia has greater antioxidant than cranberry, cherry, blueberry, strawberry and mangosteen, however, due to its potent combination of chemical compounds, your body may react differently, while taking Aronia for the first time, so, monitor the reactions in your body, when you are adding it first to your diet.