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Choose Berries for Gut Health

Posted By: Leena Mahtani

berriesBerries have been around since the hunter gatherer days and were a staple in their diet. These small fruits are pulpy and full of little seeds are a nutrient-dense superfood with a long list of health benefits! They provide anti-inflammatory carotenoids and flavonoids into your diet. Berries have a high content of anthocyanins which are plant pigments that give the berries their red, purple and blue tint. These anthocyanins have been shown to protect against inflammation due to their high antioxidant content.

bluberrypickingBerries are so good for your digestion as they are loaded with fiber. Blueberries are a prebiotic - consumed fresh or frozen,  support healthy digestion, help fight inflammation and gut dysbiosis. Blueberries are also lower in glycemic index. Their bioactive compounds tend to remain intact as they are usually eaten fresh.

Berries are so versatile - I love to add blueberries and strawberries in my smoothie. Bake with them and also put them in almond meal waffles. Try blueberries over a nut butter on toast for a boost of antioxidants. 

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