Fresh or Frozen Berry Fruits?

Recent studies suggest that diet rich in fruits and vegetables could be associated with reduced risk of coronary hard disease, stroke and even cancer [1]. Both fruits and vegetables are important sources of vitamins (e.g. group of vitamins B and C), minerals and fibers. Berry fruits are considered the healthiest, being also called the “super fruits”. They are rich in anthocyanins, catechins, ellagic acid, vitamin C, flavonoids and antioxidants.
Catechins are flavonols that support the antioxidant defense system, while anthocyanins (water-soluble colored pigments that depending on their pH, could have red, blue or purple color) are associated with a low risk of certain cancers, prevent aging, improve memory function and the urinary tract health. Both catechins and anthocyanins have antioxidant properties [2].
Antioxidants are substances that protect the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable molecules of oxygen that are major sources of disease and aging and can damage the body cells. They reduce the inflammation, neurodegenerative oxidative stress and macular degeneration, improve cardiovascular functions and decrease the risk of cancer. [More]

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