Berries are the fruits with one of the highest contents of antioxidants. Antioxidants are the substances that help our body fight the effects of aging. So, if you want to stay young and pretty, we need to consume foods with a high antioxidant content.
According to various sources, the foods with the most antioxidant content are:
- Berries – blueberries, blackberries, strawberries
- Red Grapes
- Whole Grains
When I looked at the list I was pleased because I eat all of these foods on a pretty constant basis. So I am well on my way to maintain my youthful appearance – hopefully!!
I want to share with you another one of my fruit smoothies that is chock-full of berries – perfect as a breakfast drink or as a late night treat too.
5-6 strawberries 2 handfuls of blueberries 8oz pomegranate juice ¼ cup of yogurt or kefir 2 tbs agave nectar 5-6 ice cubes
- Mix everything in a blender and enjoy.
I love the berry flavor of this shake. I also make it sometimes with pineapple juice and the taste is just as good. I do not strain it, as the seeds tend to go to the bottom of the glass, but I would strain it if you add raspberries – their seeds are just to big and they feel grainy when drinking.