Why Berries Are A Great Source Of Antioxidants

Ria Das
Dec 14, 2017 11:37 IST

Berry means healthy. Women today, especially, need some of these healthiest foods on the planet to boost immunity. Extremely high in antioxidants, berries are loaded with health benefits.


“Antioxidants are the protective nutrients that help the body stay alert and away from diseases. It works as an important fence for the system,” says nutritionist Sushma Jaiswal in a candid chat with SheThePeople.TV. She stressed upon the fact that today’s working women need to have stimulated antioxidants that can prevent numerous unpredictable diseases and keep bacteria away. And, what is the best way to do that?

“We get antioxidants mainly through fruits and vegetables. According to a study, there are about two thousand plus antioxidants available in fruits and veggies alone. To get all the vitamins and to increase the dose of antioxidants in our body, we need to include varieties of fruits and veggies in our regular diet. Even almost 2 decades ago when everything was organic and natural, a small amount of such food items was enough to fill up the gap, but today the scenario has changed with more hybrid elements on the table. Recently, WHO also claimed that what was enough with just 2 fruits a day a decade ago, today it has to be 10 different variations of fruits and veggies depending on the person’s antioxidants and immunity growth," explains Jaiswal.

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Barries also prevent Urinary Tract Infections, a very common ailment among women

Jaiswal added, “Berries are important to fight diseases and also cure a few illnesses. They provide a healing power to the body. They are rich in antioxidants so consuming barriers could prevent and protect the body from diseases. With different kind of berries like Cranberries, Blueberries, and Blackberries available in India and most of them are packaged as dry fruits, it’s easier for a working woman to eat one or two between tiring meetings or conferences.”


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Research states that the chemicals in cranberries keep bacteria from sticking to the cells that line the urinary tract where they can multiply. Blueberry works as an aid in the process of neutralizing free radical damage in our cells. Strawberries, on the other hand, help protect the brain with a powerful antioxidant capacity.

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So ladies, it’s time to add up dozens of berries in your diet along with colourful veggies. So gorge on berries for a healthy you!

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