It’s all about super berries this week at SCI-MX HQ. We’re on a mission to get those rainbow foods into our everyday starting with our top 7 Super Berries.
Incredibly high in antioxidants, berries are amongst our favourite foods here at SCI-MX. In no specific order, the below berries offer extremely high health benefits. And some of them, you’ll find in our brand new green super berry powder (coming soon)!
Who said cranberries were only to be eaten at Christmas? These infection-fighting super berries can be enjoyed all year long, and are jam-packed with a collection of flavonoids known as proanthocyanidins, which help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections. What’s more, they’re thought to keep the heart healthy. So be sure to add some to your smoothie, sprinkle the dried type into breakfast cereal or bake them into breads or muffins.
Raspberries are one of the highest fibre-loaded foods and are also a wonderful source of vitamin C, manganese, B vitamins 1-3, folic acid, magnesium, copper and iron. These wholesome berries may aid in helping with weight loss, thanks to their awesome phytonutrients, which also help increase metabolism. Raspberry ketones, natural phenolic compounds.
These small, dark red super berries are believed to be hugely anti-ageing and grow on the tall palm trees of South America. Loaded with 19 amino acids as well as a raft of fatty acids and considerable number of cell-protecting antioxidants, these berries are thought to be good for the heart, boosting immunity, protecting against chronic diseases and lowering the risk of neurological diseases.
Want more energy and vitality? Look no further than the humble goji berry. In Chinese medicine, these little powerhouses are often used to treat high blood pressure and diabetes as well as nourish the kidneys and liver – and maintain eye health. Goji berries are also rich in vitamins C, E, together with carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lycopene. Even better, some research alleges goji berries help increase metabolism and enhance energy levels. Drop a handful into your cereal, salad or smoothie.
Packed with manganese (energy boosting), vitamin K (helps build bones) and 4 grams of fibre per 148g serving, these little blue dynamos have been thought to improve motor skills. Why not sprinkle some fresh blueberries into salads, smoothies or in yogurt? Be sure to try out our very berry super shake for a real blueberry blast!
Known for their high levels of dietary fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid and manganese, blackberries are deemed one of the strongest antioxidant foods. They have a considerable amount of antioxidant strength, with impressive levels of polyphenolic compounds like tannins, quercetin, gallic acid, anthocyanins, ellegic acid, ellagitannins and cyanidins.
Did you know? There are more than 600 species of strawberries in the world? High in antioxidant phytonutrients (phenols), these deep-red health boosters support and promote good health. They’re an excellent source of potassium, fibre, numerous B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, iodine folate, omega-3 fatty acids, copper and magnesium.