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.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, they say. Well if it’s true, it’s down to the high levels of Vitamin C and Fibre, which help make it another immunity supporting mega fruit.
They are rich in vitamin C, known to help boost our immune system, improve iron absorption, and help form collagen. Collagen makes up a third of all protein in out body, found in our joints, muscles blood vessel walls, and is partially responsible for maintaining skin structure and fighting off those wrinkles!
Just one lemon contains half your RDI of vitamin C, brilliant in boosting immunity, forming collagen, absorbing iron, and improve cardiovascular health. Several studies from 2014 have shown that daily consumption with lemon alongside walking is effective in reducing high blood pressure, especially in hypertensive individuals.