Berries should always be bought organic as the normal sort have high pesticide loads, with the average blueberry holding 42 different pesticides – So please buy Organic Berries!!
Anthocyanins (pronounced an-tho-SIGH-uh-nins) and phenolics (pronounced fee-NAH-lix) are found in berries, dried plums (prunes), and raisins and the all of the red, blue, violet fruits/ veggies. These powerful antioxidants help reduce the risk of diseases including cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s, and may even slow down the aging process.
Berries are rich in Anthocyanins are Red, purple or blue pigment (depending on their pH)
Types of Berrys to Eat:
More Blue-Violet foods:
Health Benefits of Red, Blue, Violet Fruits/ Veggies
Boost Immune Fuction
Amino Acid Rich (ie. Protein)
Help lose Weight
Protects against canceer
Rich in Phytochemicals
Rich in antioxidants
Anthocyanin antioxidant – lowers blood pressure
Improves blood vessel function
Great for brain function & memory
Vitamin C & K
Great source of dietery fiber
Eat three or more servings of Anthocyanin rich foods per week to lower your heart attack risk. I would advise having a red berry smoothie every single day in the afternoon to be sure to get your fill of these amazing Brain & Heart boosting nutrient rich foods.
I do this (every day – consistency is key!) and I also add in my longevity tonic for the extra nervous system/longevity/kidney/adrenal boost.