Berries pack in more nutrition than you think. They are high in antioxidants that can prevent several conditions including cancer and also keep you looking young for a longer time naturally. A personal favourite, I usually opt for a mix of different ones. Here’s why you too should do the same.
Indian gooseberries: Known as ‘amla’ in Hindi, Indian gooseberries have a host of health benefits from curbing hair fall, soothing one’s throat to protecting your heart and liver to increasing immunity. A single berry has more vitamin C than in 2 oranges.
Strawberries: These lovely, red berries are rich in vitamin C which adds a glow to your skin and also protects against infections. Not just this, a cup of strawberries packs in only about 55 calories but keeps hunger pangs at bay for a couple of hours.
Blackberries: One of the highest antioxidant content among berries blackberries have the potential to keep you looking younger by tightening of the tissues. They also enhance memory and soothe your digestive system.
Cranberries: These pink-red berries have flavonoids and antioxidants that keep your heart healthy, prevent premature skin ageing and also promote hair growth. If you are prone to urinary tract infections, you should drink cranberry juice regularly.
Acai berries: Want the taste of berry and chocolate in your mouth? Try acai berries. Though you may find only its supplements in India, you should definitely give it a try if you want to lose weight, keep blood pressure in-check, want stronger bones and healthy hair and skin.
Raspberries: Packed with protein, fibre and good carbs, raspberries can immensely benefit your health. They also contain calcium, potassium and manganese that are required for healthy bones. They rank high on the antioxidant meter too.
Blueberries: Swap your blueberry muffin for the real deal and eat the berry instead. These will be lesser in calories and also help keep infections at bay. Blueberries also help repair the cells in the body and decrease pain caused due to arthritis.
Mulberries: These deep purple berries are only 60 calories for a cup full of them making them a good snack option for weight watchers. They are also rich in iron, vitamin C, K and good carbs. Even pregnant women should eat a handful of mulberries as they help prevent complications.