Blackberries are among the many, if not all plants that contain the skin protectant polyphenols. We just picked blackberries because they’re tasty and are full of other things like Vitamin C, fiber, Vitamin K, Vitamin A and a great number of antioxidants. Plus, they blend awesomely well in a smoothie.
But, back to the polyphenols. Polyphenols are plant-derived and are basically the plant’s defense against the sun’s UV rays that then transfers to you when they eat them. Research even says that polyphenols like the ones found in blackberries not only provide protection from UV rays, but also show significant anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-DNA damaging effects — which might as well all equate to anti-aging.
So, eat your blackberries, and keep your skin young, vibrant and healthy.