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Dr. Gordon Troup from Monash University’s School

Dr. Gordon Troup from the School of Physics said that, in moderation, brandy had been shown to have supplementary medicinal health benefits — and the better quality the brandy the greater the benefit.

The key to its benefit is antioxidants contained in the brandy that come mainly from copper during the distilling process, Dr. Troup said.

He said a shot (30mls) of brandy would give the equivalent antioxidant potential to the daily recommended intake of vitamin C.

“The antioxidants only make up only a small percentage of substances found in brandy, but they are a very important part of the mix.

“So when you are enjoying a slice of brandy-infused fruit cake or a drink of good quality brandy over Christmas you can put your mind at rest that this amber liquid isn’t too bad for you at all. In moderation, of course.”

Red wine is famously known as an effective antioxidant so it stands to reason that brandy, technically a grape-based spirit, could offer similar benefits, Dr. Troup said.

“We thought the antioxidants might disappear during the brandy distilling process but we have found this is not actually the case,” he said.

The research, by Dr. Troup and Dr. Steve Langford from the School of Chemistry, follows a similar investigation of the properties of whiskey.

“We have found that shots of whiskey and brandy are very similar in terms of their antioxidant potential,” Dr. Troup said.

Blackberry Brandy Benefits

Extremely Fast Relief for Intestinal Ailments

A good liberal shot of Blackberry Brandy, best taken in one good swig can bring you the utmost relief in not just minutes, but mere seconds. I have taken other remedies over the years but I have never found anything to surpass good ‘ol Blackberry Brandy. Would just regular blackberries work? Maybe, but I am staying with the Brandy!

Folk Remedies that work, by Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen, refer to Blackberry wine being used in biblical times. In doing more research on blackberries I was more amazed at the variety of ailments it has been recorded to alleviate. The blackberry fruit is an antioxidant that helps to reverse cell damage caused by free radicals and are reported to be instrumental in preventing heart disease, cancer and strokes which are reported in “The Whole Food Supplement Guide”. The blackberry leaves are used in making tea which can help with diarrhea, also sore throats. Blackberries can be helpful in reducing blood sugar levels and is a good source of vitamin C and E and the mineral, selenium. ( Selenium is often a depleted mineral due to the overuse of the soil.) There is a compound found in the berry that inhibits tumors from growing and spreading in animal test models and it may become a key ingredient in anti cancer properties. A Blackberry Smoothie would be a great drink for the amazing benefits of an antioxidant cocktail. It’s not only delicious but a nutritious healthy drink.

Blackberry Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

2oz. Of Blackberry Brandy

2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream

Combine the vanilla ice cream and blackberry brandy in a blender. Blend until smooth, pour into a hurricane glass. And serve.

The ingredients of Blackberry Brandy are natural and easy to make.

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 pound fresh blackberries, picked over and washed Blackberry Brandy Benefits

Extremely Fast Relief for Intestinal Ailments

A good liberal shot of Blackberry Brandy, best taken in one good swig can bring you the utmost relief in not just minutes, but mere seconds. I have taken other remedies over the years but I have never found anything to surpass good ‘ol Blackberry Brandy. Would just regular blackberries work? Maybe, but I am staying with the Brandy!

Folk Remedies that work, by Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen, refer to Blackberry wine being used in biblical times. In doing more research on blackberries I was more amazed at the variety of ailments it has been recorded to alleviate. The blackberry fruit is an antioxidant that helps to reverse cell damage caused by free radicals and are reported to be instrumental in preventing heart disease, cancer and strokes which are reported in “The Whole Food Supplement Guide”. The blackberry leaves are used in making tea which can help with diarrhea, also sore throats. Blackberries can be helpful in reducing blood sugar levels and is a good source of vitamin C and E and the mineral, selenium. ( Selenium is often a depleted mineral due to the overuse of the soil.) There is a compound found in the berry that inhibits tumors from growing and spreading in animal test models and it may become a key ingredient in anti cancer properties. A Blackberry Smoothie would be a great drink for the amazing benefits of an antioxidant cocktail. It’s not only delicious but a nutritious healthy drink.

Blackberry Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

2oz. Of Blackberry Brandy

2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream

Combine the vanilla ice cream and blackberry brandy in a blender. Blend until smooth, pour into a hurricane glass. And serve.

The ingredients of Blackberry Brandy are natural and easy to make.

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 pound fresh blackberries, picked over and washed

1 liter brandy

Boil sugar and water together, cool. Crush blackberries, let stand 2 hours. Mix all ingredients. Steep 1 month, shaking every day. Strain and filter (consider standing another day to let solids fall to bottom, and siphon off the top), age 1 to 3 months.

The leading retailers of this delicious flavored brandy are Mr.Boston, Dekuyper, Hiram Walker and Leroux. Their prices for a liter vary from $8.00 – $13.00.

Botanical.com-A modern Herbal gives a history of the blackberry from the Greeks. They recorded it as being a cure for Gout.  Our fruits and berries are earth’s bounty of tasty treats to insure life’s good habits and healthy living.

1 liter brandy

Boil sugar and water together, cool. Crush blackberries, let stand 2 hours. Mix all ingredients. Steep 1 month, shaking every day. Strain and filter (consider standing another day to let solids fall to bottom, and siphon off the top), age 1 to 3 months.

The leading retailers of this delicious flavored brandy are Mr.Boston, Dekuyper, Hiram Walker and Leroux. Their prices for a liter vary from $8.00 – $13.00.

Botanical.com-A modern Herbal gives a history of the blackberry from the Greeks. They recorded it as being a cure for Gout.  Our fruits and berries are earth’s bounty of tasty treats to insure life’s good habits and healthy living.