General Health Benefits of
Black Cherries, Elderberries, Wolfberries, Acai Berries
The antioxidants in berries can protect against cancer in a number of ways:
they prevent inflammation, inhibit DNA damage, induce cancer cell death and
prevent cancerous cells from spreading. Research indicates that berries can
play a role in a few specific types of cancer including colon cancer, breast
cancer, esophageal cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.
Eating berries is good for your brain. In a 25-year observational study of over
16,000 women, researchers found that a higher intake of blueberries was
linked to a lower risk of cognitive decline. Other evidence has shown that
berries can help prevent brain aging, enhance brain signalling and
neuroplasticity, improve our memory, and protect against neuro-degenerative
diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Chronic inflammation is a risk factor for a number of painful and debilitating
diseases such as obesity, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, arthritis,
diabetes and more. Research about the anthocyanins in berries shows that they
can help modulate inflammatory pathways in the body, leading to reduced
Evidence indicates that the antioxidants in berries can improve cardiovascular
health by reducing total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, blood pressure and
triglycerides, as well as lower your risk of metabolic syndrome, making berries
a great choice for your heart.
Key nutrients in berries such as Vitamin C help to lower the risk of
age-related eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular
degeneration, while the anthocyanins boost retinal health, and help us maintain
Berries contain an enormous range of antioxidants that help prevent free
radical damage and reduce inflammation. Some of the notable antioxidants found
in berries include a class of compounds called anthocyanins, which are
responsible for the deep, vibrant berry colours.
Also an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps us boost immunity, produce collagen,
reduce our allergic response, and supports the adrenal and thyroid glands.
This mineral helps with blood sugar control, helps our bones and joints develop
and grow, and is a cofactor in an enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD), one
of the major antioxidant enzymes in our bodies.
This mineral plays a role in energy production, helps Vitamin C produce
collagen and bone, and is a also cofactor in the production of superoxide
Fibre is essential to blood sugar balance, maintaining a healthy weight,
lowering cholesterol levels and supporting digestive health (regular bowel
movements, supporting healthy gut bacteria, etc.).