Superberries – The Health Facts


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With summer approaching this is the perfect weather for some sweet berries. But did you know that these superfoods have a number of health benefits?

Berry Gardens nutritionist Jenna Hope lists the advantages these fruits have to offer.

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Zara and Katrina Strawberries

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Everyone loves a strawberry. Yet not everyone realises quite how healthy strawbs are. Look out for Zara and Katrina varieties to enjoy both a health kick and a flavour punch!

DID YOU KNOW

  • They are high in vitamin C and manganese, rich in antioxidants (good for heart health), low carb and low GI.
  • They may also improve vascular function, reduce inflammation and decrease oxidative stress.

Jenna Hope says, “Strawberries have multiple health benefits including: promoting heart health, regulating blood pressure and supporting mental well being”.

 

Victoria Blackberries

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Many people still think blackberries are the small, tart berries of childhood hedgerows, but Victoria Blackberries are twice the size and much, much sweeter. They’re also PACKED with goodness.

DID YOU KNOW

  • Blackberries are low cal (32 callories per 100g), low carb and low fat.
  • There is evidence to suggest blackberries boost brain health and oral health.

Jenna Hope says, “Blackberries contain a host of really important nutrients. Potassium, manganese and vitamin C all contribute to key physiological functions, such as lowering blood pressure and supporting our immune function.”

 

Maravilla Raspberries

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Raspberries…juicy, a bit messy, flavoursome and a firm family favourite. But have you tried Maravilla Raspberries? Bigger in size and flavour, and with a whole load of health benefits, you may not know about the Marvellous Miss Maravilla…

DID YOU KNOW

  • Raspberries may reduce arthritis risk, aid weight loss and decrease signs of ageing.
  • Due to their high fibre and tannin content, they may positively impact blood sugar levels.

Jenna Hope says, “Maravilla Raspberries are perfect as a post workout pick-me-up as they are a great source of potassium which aids recovery and promotes retained muscle strength.

For more information about these berries visit Berry Gardens.

Hope Wilson

I'm new to the My Weekly team as the Travel Editor and am excited to join this amazing team! Obviously I'm interested in all things travel, however I'm always open to learning and writing about a range of topics!