Summer berries are not only delicious but one of the healthiest fruits to include in your diet.
Summer berries are full of antioxidants which protect cells from damage, lower inflammation and can be beneficial for heart disease and brain function. They also contain high levels of immune-enhancing Vitamin C, which can help to reduce symptoms of hayfever.
That’s not all! Berries contain high levels of fibre and a relatively small amount of sugar compared to other fruits.
Blueberries are a particularly healthy choice as their beautiful deep blue colour is related to high amounts of phytonutrients called anthocyanidins (a type of antioxidant). These are substances which can slow down the ageing process and reduce cell damage that can lead to cancer.
Do you want to learn more about the medicinal and wellbeing benefits of food such as summer berries?
We’re pleased to offer a new service called Nutrition for Wellbeing, as part of our Associate Therapy team and upcoming Holistic Doctor offer. Find out more about this new clinic here.
That’s not all! On 1st July we’re hosting a special Friends for Wellbeing talk with our Nutrition Lead, Helen Cooke. Come along to find out more about super fruits such as blueberries, and how food can improve your health and wellbeing.