We know a healthy diet can have a positive impact on our skin, but antioxidant-rich berries, especially those high in anthocyanins such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries (think red to purplish blue-coloured berries) play a crucial role in protecting our skin, maintaining existing collagen and supporting collagen production.
Berries also contain anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help with skin irritation, redness, and puffiness. High in water-content, berries also help keep skin hydrated, help to maintain elasticity and reduce dry, flaky skin.
Mouth-watering mood boost
Perfection Berries, including blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, are naturally rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and polyphenols. These antioxidants have been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, which has been linked to depression and anxiety.
Strawberries and blueberries also contain the amino acid tryptophan, a building block for creating mood-boosting serotonin.
Berries are relatively low in sugar and kilojoules, and have a low glycemic index, which helps maintain stable blood sugar levels (spikes can lead to hunger and sugar cravings). They’re also satiating, making mindless snacking less likely, are a great dessert alternative, and a high source of dietary fibre, which helps you feel full and satisfied for longer. Plus, they’ve been shown to reduce inflammation that accompanies obesity.
Happy heart health
A happy mood and healthy weight can both have a positive impact on heart health, but berries pack even more heart loving than that. Regular berry consumption is associated with reduced risk of several heart disease risk factors including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
In fact, berries are packed with heart-loving antioxidants, polyphenols, contain anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help reduce the oxidation of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and inflammation, relax blood vessels, and neutralise harmful free radicals, reducing oxidative stress and protecting the cardiovascular system.
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