Dr Jack A T Edmonds MB BS FRCGP

Private General Practitioner

Your Health in Our Hands

120 Harley Street
London
W1G 7JW

Phone: 020 7935 5050
Fax: 020 7935 3888
Email: enquiry@drjackedmonds.co.uk

SUMMER BERRIES

Are you prone to dozing off mid afternoon?   Well summer berries may be the answer.  Reading University researchers found that a berry combo of 75g each of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries consumed at breakfast time proved to improve cognitive performance six hours later!  Top of the list for antioxidant power are blackberries.  Strawberries are rich in immune-boosting vitamin C and packed with folate helping to reduce tiredness and fatigue.  Blueberries improve blood flow and therefore helps high blood pressure and memory.  Raspberries have ellagic acid for anti-cancer benefits.

Key nutrients :  Antioxidants galore including quercetin, anthocyanins, polyphenols, vitamin C and E. 

Healing Properties :  It has been long known how healthy berries are for the heart, cancer protection, regulating blood sugar levels and now they are being recognised as slowing down cognitive ageing. 

Choosing and Cooking : To maintain optimum levels of vitamin C store in the fridge.  Best eaten raw as cooking degrades certain nutrients.  Enjoy them for breakfast with bio yoghurt, an after dinner dessert or just as a snack throughout the day.

News - BBC Health