Active ingredients: what’s so special about red, purple and blue berries?

Berries are delicious as well as nutritious. But did you know that berries that are red, purple or blue in colour (like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and cranberries) pack a particularly powerful punch when it comes to their superfood properties? We’re talking anti-ageing, immune-boosting and stress-busting benefits.

What are the health benefits of red, purple and blue berries?

If you’ve ever wondered what gives berries that colourful and vivid hue, it’s exactly the same thing which makes them so beneficial for our health: phytochemicals. Phytochemicals offer invaluable antioxidant protection and help to fight ageing by counteracting nasty free radicals. Red, purple and blue berries all also have a high polysaccharide content, as well as a number of bioactive compounds and important plant chemicals. They help to support our immune systems, so that our bodies are better equipped to fend off viruses and infections (take that, pesky colds and flu). Powerful vitamins in these berries nourish the body and improve our reactions to physiological stress.

How can I get more red, purple and blue berries into my diet?

We never need another excuse to snack on these deliciously sweet superfoods. They’re great sprinkled on granola, stirred into porridge, or stewed into a delicious compote. If you’re not keen on the taste, whizz them up into smoothies with plenty of other fruits and yoghurt.

In our opinion, the best thing about berries is that they fit perfectly into a range of a delectable desserts. A blueberry clafoutis is the ideal balance between sweet and sour, and we’re pretty sure no one has ever turned down a raspberry cheesecake!

To reap all of the benefits of red, purple and blue berries quickly and easily every day, try our Boost Me supplement. Among other health and beauty-boosting ingredients such as sugar-balancing protein powder and sprouted brown rice, it contains a red-blue-purple superfood extract. It’s designed to give you that superhuman boost to help you conquer any kind of day (yep, even Mondays).