Blackberries

Blackberries are not only delicious. They are a rich source of vitamin C. Vitamin C has many important functions for the body. It is vital for our immune system and cardiovascular health by helping to lower blood pressure.

Blackberries are high in fiber than most other fruits. Fiber helps in proper bowel function and maintaining a healthy weight, while helping to reduce cholesterol. Blackberries are also rich in tannins. In addition, the lutein content in Blackberries protects the eye creating pigments in the macula, the sensitive area at the back of the retina and helps to prevent eye damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. Finally, the berries contain folic acid, which plays an important role in healthy division and growth of cells. The recruitment and recommended for pregnant women, as it has the capacity to improve defects such as spina bifida.

How to use: A handful of blackberries gives almost half of the RDA of manganese, which helps to create a connective tissue, vital for strong bone structure.