Indulge in the goodness of yummy berries!

By Philaso G. Kaping | Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 00:55

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Berries! These gems are not only tasty they could also prolong your life as they are packed with vitamins C and antioxidants which can keep many diseases at bay. Read on to discover their many health benefits.

Blueberries

They are rich in antioxidants including lutein, an important component for vision, and flavonoids which can protect against a wide range of diseases, including heart disease, hypertension, some cancers and dementia. Blueberries also have prebiotic potential and can improve gut health.

Cranberries

These bright red berries are rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber. Cranberry juice is valued for its ability to reduce risk of urinary tract infection. The hippuric acid along with other components from the juice reduces E. coli adherence on the walls of the urinary track, as a result of which it is flushed out in the urine.  

Raspberries

Raspberries are packed with vitamin C and fiber. The ellagic acid present in this tiny berry may help to halt growth of cancerous cells.

Strawberries

Strawberries are good source of antioxidants and anti-infammatory agents and can help fight against inflammatory disorders and different forms of cancer. The vitamin C in strawberries can boost immunity and improve skin tone and texture.



First Published: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 23:20

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