Well here's some berry nice news! New research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that berries, particularly the anthocyanins (or antioxidants) found in berries, can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And even better? The benefits of these healthy powerhouses doesn't stop there! Take a look:
Long touted as the key to longevity by Native Americans, blueberries are low in sugar and high in antioxidants, particularly proanthocyanin and vitamin C, which help protect the body against free-radical damage.
Strawberries contain the lowest sugar level of all berries, meaning they’re a great low-carb snack to keep blood glucose levels in check. They are also high in vitamin C, which boosts immunity.
Raspberries, like all berries, are high in antioxidants, but these are particularly high in ellagic acid, which may help prevent cancer. They also contain magnesium, which is important for muscle and nerve function, and high levels of fibre, which is important for healthy bowel function and for controlling blood glucose levels. A
These dark beauties are high in vitamin E, which is important for immunity and skin health. They’re also high in fibre, which is important for healthy bowel function and for controlling blood glucose levels.