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Berries

Very Berry Snacking!

So we looked at the nutritional awesomeness of snacking on nuts, but it doesn’t stop there, oh no as variety is the spice of life mix your snacks up a little to really see the rewards of eating regularly.

When a snack attack occurs, look to include fresh or frozen berries for a super satisfying, guilt free nutritional boost to your day.

Here are some of my favourite berry treats:

Blueberries; an excellent source of antioxidants that help the body resist damage from free radicals that lead to premature aging.

Try fresh blueberries topped with a tablespoon of natural yogurt and a drizzle of honey, yum yum!

Strawberries; another antioxidant rich berry that’s also loaded with vitamin C which strengthens the immune system as well as increases the absorption of iron in the body.

Try a strawberry and almond milk smoothie for a delicious afternoon pick me up!

Raspberries; also packed with antioxidants and vitamin C as well as fibre, manganese and vitamin K that all together promote heart, brain and eye health, what a combination!

Try popping frozen raspberries into your regular glass of water to make your water intake a little more enjoyable and refreshing.

Cranberries; you might already be aware that these understated berries can help maintain a healthy urinary tract, but they are also a great source of antioxidants which may protect against disease including, heart disease and cancer. However the benefits are almost totally depleted when excess sugar is added, so stay away from artificially sweetened cranberry juice, try making your own juice and sweetening it with apple juice instead.

Goji; so you have probably heard of this nutritional powerhouse but not really sure what all the fuss is about, right? Well like the other berries it is high in antioxidants but also gets its superfood recognition from its beta-carotene, amino acid, vitamin C,E and B content, making it natures warrior protecting eye health, liver function, improving fertility, boosting immune function and circulation and really just supporting all round longevity.

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