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.
Acai are a deep purple colour, hinting at their amazing antioxidant content, with Acai berries packing in nearly 3x as much anti-oxidant benefit than even blueberries! These antioxidants fight oxidative stress, often held responsible for the progression of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Numerous studies have found acai antioxidants to improve cardiovascular heath through the lowering of cholesterol in the blood.
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.