Blackberries are rich vitamin K, important for normal blood clotting and bone metabolism. They’re also a great source of manganese, important in bone development, immune health, nutrient metabolism, and collagen formation, and high in fibre, promoting normal bowel movement, controlling blood sugar spikes, and nourishing gut bacteria.
Organic Wild Blueberries
Wild blueberries are the kings of the antioxidants, vastly rich in flavonoids, a family of polyphenols. The flavonoid put down to giving blueberries most of their “superpowers” is anthocyanin, which gives them their rich, dark purple colour. Antioxidants help combat oxidative stress protecting us from a suite of harmful diseases.
Studies have shown that eating beetroot can reduce blood pressure 3-10mmHg in only a few hours after consumption, which in turn lowers the risk of heart disease. Nitric oxide also provides benefits during periods of high intensity endurance exercise, by aiding the mitochondria in more efficient production of energy.
The word “chia” in ancient Mayan means “strength”, which hints to why these seeds were prized for their powerful nutritional benefits by the Mayans and Aztecs. Thousands of years later and the chia has not changed, still with a nutritional inventory to trump many other foods. They are high in fibre, a source of protein and high in Omega-3s.