Blueberries

Blueberries are rich in vitamin C which can help the formation of collagen and maintaining healthy capillaries and also promotes iron absorption.

They are high in fibre which helps digestion, control of cholesterol and also keeps the heart healthy.

In addition, they are a great source of manganese which is important for bone development and the conversion of proteins, carbs and fats into energy.

And lastly, blueberries are leading when it comes to antioxidant activity. Antioxidants neutralise free radicals (which are linked to development of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s). The major contributors to antioxidant activity in blueberries are polyphenols, specifically anthocyanins in the skin and meat which give the berries their beautiful blue colour.

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