Packed with antioxidants and fibre, berries have various health promoting benefits. In fact, so many that we decided to write down the top benefits of our nordic superberries – bilberries, lingonberries and cranberries – for you.
Familiar with the summer in Dubai, we may think that a summer in the North may not be that long or warm. But in the summery North, the sun shines from early morning to late evening, and even thought-out the night on Midsummer. Bright summer days ripen a delicious berry harvest in the wild forests. And what a health promoting harvest it is! Berries are real superfood rich in antioxidants and fibre.
Bilberry is a vitamin powerhouse with vitamins C, E and K. It is also a good source of fiber. Moreover, bilberry is rich in anthocyanin, a pigment that gives the berry its dark blue color. Anthocyanin is beneficial in preventing any type of cancer. Furthermore, it has anti-inflammatory characteristics, and helps to prevent hearth disease, obesity, or even diabetes.
Lingonberries carry more flavonoids than any other berry. And flavonoids are important to us as they protect our bodies from damage by free radicals. Lingonberries also help reduce inflammation, treat diabetes and control weight gain.
Cranberry is a rich source of vitamin C. Thanks to its antioxidants, cranberries are known to protect against recurring urinary tract infection. Moreover, cranberries help prevent cancer (especially breast cancer), and cardiovascular diseases. This superberry also prevents bacteria from sticking to our teeth leading to a lower risk of periodontal disease.
The berries might be small, but full of nutrients with amazing health benefits.
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