Berry Benefits

Lindley berries not only taste great but provide outstanding health benefits for our customers as well!

Strawberries, black raspberries, red raspberries and currants contain generous quantities of "nutraceuticals". Nutraceuticals are natural substances found in food that provide a health or medical benefit. They are products which help to fight many cancers as well as providing essential "pytochemicals".

Among several significant phytochemicals raspberries and in particular black raspberries, contain high levels of anthocyains, ellegic acid, vitamin C, salicylic acid, quercetin and fibre.

Anthocyanins act as pigments to give berries their deep colour and have been linked to improving vision, controlling diabetes, improving circulation, preventing cancer and retarding the effects of aging, particularly loss of memory and motor skills.

Ellagic acid is exceptionally high in raspberries; the levels are approximately five to six times higher than those levels found in some other fruits. Ellagic acid is a substance that appears to block various hormone reactions and metabolic pathways associated with the development of cancer.

Vitamin C is a water soluble nutrient which "sponges up" free radicals in our body to prevent them from doing harm.

Salicylic acid may prove to have the same protective effect against heart disease as aspirin. A 100 gram serving of red raspberries contains around 5 milligrams of salicylic acid.

Quercetin is a flavonol that works as an anti-carcinogen and an antioxidant, as well, it is known to reduce the release of histamine and may be effective against allergies.

Fibre in strawberries and raspberries helps maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract and helps prevent certain types of cancers as well as lowering blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease.

So eat Lindley berries in abundance!!! The health benefits are enormous!!!

STRAWBERRIES & RASPBERRIES

If you didn't already love them for their delicious taste you should start eating them for their nutrition and health benefits. Strawberries and raspberries have a high level of antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium among other healthful nutrients. For example a cup of sliced strawberries contains a full days requirement of Vitamin C. Raspberries are high in antioxidants especially ellagic acid which protect cells from damage. For further health and nutritional facts visit:

Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Raw Strawberries
Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Raw Raspberries

For information on the many health and nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables visit these sites:

Vegetables and Fruit - Canada's Food Guide
Eat a Colorful Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Every Day for Better Health

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