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The nutrients within berries

February 28, 2018

We are constantly being reminded how good berries are for us. This is due to their density in nutrients for such a small fruit. But what exactly are these nutrients? And what exactly do they do for our bodies? We have it all broken down for you below.

 

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are found in every berry, although some have a higher amount than others. Antioxidants are good for us as they act like a cleanser to your body by killing any unsuitable toxins the body is exposed through daily activities. Some berries, like blackberries, contain ‘Polyphenol’ a type of antioxidant that help fight cancer.

 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, found in Kiwiwberries, strawberries and blueberries, to name a few; has a number of health benefits. It helps to absorb iron and decrease cholesterol. It also promotes healthy immune function and eyesight; and neutralizes the nitrite preservative, which has been known to cause forms of cancer.  

 

Fibre

Strawberries and cherries are two berries high in fibre. Fibre assists in food digestion and healthy bowls. Essential to a well functioning body.

 

Manganese

A healthy amount of manganese in your body is important as it help your body gain a good night's sleep, therefore improving brain function throughout the day. Berries with a high level of manganese are strawberries and blackberries.

 

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xidants, vitamin C, manganese and fibre are some of the most valuable nutrients found in berries. Make sure you are consuming a decent amount of these superfoods to truly reap the benefits of the nutrients they hold.

 

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