A Berry A Day
Berries are not very high in sugar,
and have high fibre content. These are just a few of the many reasons you
must include berries in your diet.
The human body houses thousands of
electrons. These electrons exist in pairs, and thus form a stable bond.
As the body ages, different factors cause these pairs to split up. Thus
unstable free radicals are created. These unpaired electrons are highly
energetic and seek out other electrons with which to pair. If a free radical
attaches itself to another free radical, it stabilizes. But it also can
attach itself to paired electrons, stealing them and causing the pair to
split creating another free radical. This can create havoc within the body.
An anti oxidant is a substance that
absorbs free radicals in the body, and prevents it from creating havoc.
Vitamin C is a rich anti-oxidant, and foods rich in Vitamin C include citrus
fruits, berries, potatoes and broccoli. However, various studies show that
of all fruits, berries - especially blue berries and strawberries, contain
the highest anti-oxidant properties.
The breaking down of molecules is
a by-product of ageing, and by combating free radicals berries help delay
the onset of ageing.
Free radicals are also associated
with cancer, Alzheimer's, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure
and a host of other health issues. As antioxidants neutralize these nasty
little radicals, they reduce the risk of contracting these diseases.
Cranberries contain tannin, which
clears the urinary tract of bacteria. It helps prevent any urinary infection.
Unfortunately, berries are not available
all year round. However, they are easy to freeze, and retain all their
nutritional value even if eaten months later, if they have been frozen.
So just buy all you can get your hands on, and dump them in the freezer!
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