Berries Nutrition Guide


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Berries are sweet little dynamos. They're nutrient dense and have a special ingredient that has many experts very excited.

Almighty Anthocyanin

Anthocyanin (try saying that one three times fast) is both the thing that makes berries red (and purple, and blue) and the element that has caused ripples in a variety of medical specialities in recent years. Anthocyanins have been shown to possess antidiabetic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-obesity properties, as well as playing an important function in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. So, in short, when it comes to berries, go for it!

Gut Healthy Fibre

Berries are also fibre dense and play a role in maintaining good gut health. Good fibres play an important role in preventing inflammation in the gut. The right kind of fibre, i.e. berries, can also help aid digestion and reduce constipation.

Vitamin B6

All of the B Vitamins are essential to health, and B6 is particularly important for keeping the nervous system regulated and the immune system healthy, which has rarely been as vital as it is in this day and age! B6 is also great for promoting healthy skin.

Vitamin C

Berries are super rich in Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant and immune booster, helping to fight off common virus causing the flu. Vitamin C also assists your body to absorb iron from iron rich plant-based foods (e.g. beans, chickpeas and lentils). This is particularly important for non-meat eaters, as including vegetables high in vitamin C with your meal can help your body absorb more iron.

Fun Fact

Blueberries were originally found only in North America and the indigenous people who first introduced them to Europeans called them 'star fruit' due to the shape of their tail.