Please forgive the terrible pun but there is nothing silly about capers! In fact, capers are packed full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and they can provide fibre for your bodies, as well as being very low in calories! When it comes to capers and healing, there is so much to tell!
Capers are reported to have an abundance of healing properties. Therefore, can be very good for health! Healing properties include health benefits to our overall health and body functioning plus giving us healthy skin and hair.
Capers work to keep us healthy by helping to prevent infection, having both anti-bacterial and anti- carcinogenic abilities.
These wonderful caper buds are reported to have blood sugar lowering properties. Brimming with the antioxidants, quercetin and rutin, free radicals are prevented from accumulating. Quercetin has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic and pain – relieving analgesic properties. Rutin is reported to act favourably on blood circulation, so making the caper an ally for good cardiovascular health.
Caper and healing go hand in hand due to their rich mineral content. Iron, calcium and copper are important minerals contained in capers. Iron is crucial for healthy blood production, and calcium vital for having strong bones and teeth, efficient blood clotting mechanisms, nerve functioning and successful muscle contraction. Copper from capers also has healing benefits in its work promoting enzymes which then play crucial roles for metabolism, bone health and also for good connective tissue, optimal heart health and functioning.
As if all this isn’t good enough, capers contain essential vitamins A, B3 (niacin), B2 (riboflavin), and K. Niacin has many important roles, including supporting cardiovascular, digestive and nervous system functioning, whilst riboflavin is crucial for the conversion of food into fuel/ energy for the body, as well as supporting adrenal function. Vitamin A works to support good eyesight, and healthy immune function. Vitamin K is very important for the blood clotting mechanism.
Caper and healing can go hand in hand! Never underestimate the caper!