Just like, blueberries, blackberries boast a wealth of nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K (phylloquinone). Mineral wealth of blackberries include calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc. Blackberries are also a good source of amino acids and essential dietary fiber. Because of their antioxidant content, these tasty treats help protect agains cancer and harmful free radicals. Blackberries have also been shown to protect your brain from age-related decline, keeping your memory in tip-top shape and cognitive activity fully functioning, thanks to their polyphenol richness. Blackberries are also a heart-healthy fruit with immunity-boosting power. Plus, their fiber content keeps your digestion on track.
For those who are considering adopting a vegan diet, one of the most common concerns is whether a diet that includes only plant foods can be nutritionally adequate, and provide adequate sources of vitamins and minerals. Considering the position that animal-based foods have in the standard Western diet, this is hardly surprising. However, there is increasing evidence that suggests that not only is a whole-food vegan diet nutritionally adequate, but that eliminating animal-based foods can actually reduce one’s risk of disease and encourage overall physical health and well-being.
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Camu camu is a shrub that grows in swampy or flooded areas of the Amazon rain forests of Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia. Camu camu is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, and this gives the berry its sour taste as well as a hefty boost to the immune system. Like, the other berries on our list, camu camu contains vital antioxidants, fighting inflammation and age-related illnesses, and maintaining youthful skin. This tart berry also offers an excellent source of flavanoids, including catechins and flavanols, which are forms of antioxidants, therefore doubling the anti-aging benefits of this fruit. Camu camu berries also provide an adequate source of protein, various B-vitamins (including B1, B2, and niacin), and trace minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorous, and iron.