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Guest Blog: Joel Feren - The Nutrition Guy

The wonderful Joel Feren aka The Nutrition guy has written a guest blog for Y.V.Fresh. To find more awesome posts by him head to his website and checkout his socials @the_nutritionguy today!

Berries are nutritional powerhouses. They are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, low in sugar and also contain a good whack of fibre. In fact, one cup of berries can provide as much as 20% of your daily fibre needs. Further, berries are also an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese and vitamin K.

There is some evidence to show that including raspberries as part of a healthy diet can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and heart disease – two of the biggest killers of Australians.

Meanwhile, there is evidence to show that regularly eating blueberries can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood pressure. This is most likely attributed to its high fibre and potassium content. And as an added bonus, all berries are nutrient dense, so you’ll likely be doing your insides a big favour by eating them regularly.

Berries of all types can be used in a variety of ways that will delight your culinary senses. I regularly include a handful of different berries on my brekkie cereal or porridge. But you can add them (fresh or frozen) to yoghurt, custard, ice cream, smoothies and sweets too, or just nosh on them directly from the punnet. Not only are they versatile and delicious, they’re also berry good for you!

What’s more, the team at YV Fresh works closely with farmers to not only ensure the delivery of fresh and premium produce to consumers, but also to protect the livelihoods of Australian growers. The YV Fresh mission is to pick the highest quality fruit from their network of local Aussie farmers.

Australian berries are subject to stringent quality standards. In fact, all YV Fresh produce is hand-picked to ensure the berries and cherries you enjoy are of premium quality. Not to mention they’ll be bursting with flavour.

So next time you pick up a punnet of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, Krimson Kiss berries, kiwiberries or blush cherries, choose the one with the YV Fresh logo. Your tastebuds will thank you for it… you’ll be doing your bit to help support Aussie farmers, you’ll improve your health and maybe even reduce your risk of developing nasties like cancer and heart disease. That’s a win-win in my books!

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