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Gut Health Benefits of Berries

Berries are just so beautiful to look at and are so delicious to taste – but did you know they have super-powers when it comes to gut health?

Over recent years scientists have been exploring the mechanism for how these tiny powerhouses impact on our

health and wellbeing – and it’s due to the phenolic compounds such as phenolic acids, flavonols and

anthocyanins that are prolific in these brightly coloured beauties.

Blueberries

It’s no surprise that Blueberries have a reputation as a superfruit – you really can’t eat too many of them!

There are lots of scientific studies that show the impact they can have on health – from reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes to improved weight maintenance and neuroprotection. Blueberry phytochemicals are believed to support gastrointestinal microflora bringing all the benefits associated with good gut health. This includes positive implications in the management of degenerative diseases as well as promoting healthy aging.

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Raspberries

Raspberries are gut health wonders not only due to the polyphenols within the fruit, but also due to seeds that give an important fibre boost.

Recent animal based scientific studies suggest that raspberries may help with diet-induced obesity and subsequently improve metabolic function. They can also improve systemic insulin sensitivity – potentially helpful in diabetes care. However human studies are in their infancy and have proven inconclusive, so we await more studies with interest.

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Blackcurrants

Did you know that over 90% of the blackcurrants produced in the UK are used to make the ever popular purple drink? Amazing eh?

The impact of blackcurrant supplementation on ageing has been the subject of recent scientific research. Again in it’s early stages and in animals but it does suggest that this anthocyanin-rich berry could have multiple health benefits possibly derived through regulating the gut microbiome.

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So you won’t be surprised to hear that we’ve included each of these super berries in our delicious Troo Super

Berry Granola, with the addition of Vitamin C. The latter allows us to make an immunity claim. Each portion of

our yummy breakfast gives you 9g of fibre – 30% of the daily target. Makes the milk go violet too!

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