Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries all contain some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits. These marvellous and delicious little parcels of sweetness contain some pretty powerful substances such as anthocyanins, catechins, antioxidants, ellagic acid, gallic acid, phytochemicals, quercetin and rutin.

Heart of red fruit

Anthocyanins give berries their glorious rich colour and reduce inflammation in the body. Studies have shown anthocyanins to be beneficial in memory function and healthy aging.

Catechins are flavonols that support the antioxidant defense system.

Ellagic Acid is a phenolic compound known as a potent anti-carcinogen touted to have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

Whether you eat berries for their health benefits or for their flavour,  you will be providing your body with some amazing nutrients either way.

berry blast med

Recipe:

1 cup raspberries

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup blackberries

1 heaped tbsp purple power antioxidant blast powder

1 frozen banana

Blend and garnish with golden inca berries and bee pollen