Mulberry juice can help shrink wrinkles

London: Want to get rid of wrinkles? Drink mulberry juice, says a new study.

Researchers at Brunswick Laboratories in the US have found that the fruit is packed with anti-ageing properties that could give skin back its youthful bloom and even reduce the onset of wrinkles and grey hair.

Their tests have shown the mulberry contains up to 79 per cent more antioxidants than other superfruits.

It also has resveratrol, which gives red wine its health-boosting properties. The compound has been found to stop vision deteriorating, help reduce risk of lung cancer, protect against colon and prostate cancers and slow ageing.

Resveratrol is thought to work by cleansing the body of pollutants and other contaminants, the `Daily Express` newspaper reported.

In fact, in their study, the researchers found mulberry juice contained more than twice as many antioxidants as orange and cranberry juice, or a handful of blueberries.

The antioxidant level of a food or drink was measured using the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity.

The system`s inventors found that not-from-concentrate mulberry juice had Orac value of 530 per fluid ounce. Orange and cranberry juices had an Orac score of 250, apple juice 130 and grapefruit 450.

Spokesman Paul Green of The Progressive Food, which commissioned the study, said: "Mulberries have been used since ancient times to protect people from colds and other ailments, so I`m not surprised the fruit`s rich source of antioxidants.