As well as being fresh, juicy and delicious, berries are good for you, too. Here’s why we should enjoy a variety of fresh berries.
The health benefits of berries
Strawberries are bursting with natural vitamin C making them a top choice for boosting immunity. One 150g serve of fresh strawberries contains 100% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.
Tasty and nutritious, these ruby-red beauties are a quick, healthy snack and are low in kilojoules, with just 134 kJ or 32 calories per 150g serve.
Fresh strawberries naturally provide:
- Immune-boosting anti-oxidant vitamin C
- Protective natural plant phyto-nutrients
- Potassium to help maintain blood pressure
Raspberries taste amazing, have a maximum 5 Star health rating (like all fruit), and due to their dietary fibre content are good for digestive health, too.
For a healthy end to your day, skip dessert and simply add vibrant fresh red raspberries to low-fat Greek-style yoghurt, then top with chopped pistachio nuts and a drizzle of honey.
Fresh raspberries are:
- An excellent source of plant dietary fibre
- Rich in antioxidant Vitamin C
- High in B-vitamin folate for immunity
Fresh blueberries are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants, which help assist the body to naturally maintain good health. A favourite with children, blueberries are perfect fruit snacks for school lunch boxes. Or throw a handful of plump blueberries on your muesli for flavour and nutrition.
The blue colour pigment in blueberries contains natural anthocyanin plant chemicals, also found in eggplant and grapes. Anthocyanins are biologically active plant components that have antioxidant benefits, another reason why fruits and vegetables are important everyday core foods for good health.
Fresh blueberries naturally contain:
- 250 kJ (60 calories) per 150g serve
- A good source of dietary fibre for gut health
- Anthocyanin anti-aging plant chemicals