Their benefits are attributed to their phytochemical and vitamin content. Studies have demonstrated that berry extracts exert anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, and anti-Alzheimer activities.
THE HEART - The antioxidants and nutrients in berries have shown to keep the heart healthy by helping lower blood pressure and cholesterol while reducing oxidative stress.
THE BRAIN - Berries help provide protection against Alzheimers as well as age-related memory loss and cognitive decline. The antioxidants also help prevent inflammation in the brain thus protecting neuron damage.
THE SKIN - Antioxidants in berries along with the fibre, and other compounds are responsible for fighting skin inflammation related to acne, eczema, psoriasis, and premature aging. Berries also help with improving skin circulation and collagen production.
THE GUT & IMMUNE SYSTEM - Although we know a lot about the benefits of berries and the support of the immune system, recent research also points to benefits
on the individual parts of the digestive system, showing strong support as adjuvant to established therapies for a variety of gastrointestinal and immune-related illnesses.
CANCER PREVENTION - Ellagi acid, a phytochemical that helps prevent cancer is present in both blackberries and raspberries. Pterostilbene which is abundant in blueberries has been proven to help protect against colon cancer.
Add berries wherever you can and stay healthy!