Healthista’s Nutritional Director Rick Hay explains the benefits of berry powders and how to get it
Healthy foods, snacks and drinks have exploded on to the market and it’s left us feeling spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what non-artificial energy bar or detox tea we are going to try next.
But how much do we know about trendy ingredients really? This is why we asked Healthista’s Nutritional Director Rick Hay to fill in the blanks on the most confusing super-nutrients of the moment. Today, he’s covering berry powder.
Rick Hay says: ‘Berry powders, such as raspberry, macqui berry or blueberry powders, help boost immune function. All of these powders are packed with polyphenols – antioxidants that support and strengthen the body. Berry powders can help with cognitive function, mental performance and heart health. Indeed, berries are rich in vitamin C, which boosts skin health and energy levels. They can also act as an aid in weight management.
Berry powders can be taken in your smoothie, milkshake, chia pudding or yoghurt. You can also try sprinkling some in your porridge and cereals for breakfast.
Rick Hay is an Anti-Ageing and Fitness Nutritionist with many years clinical experience in nutrition, naturopathy, botanical medicine and iridology. He specializes in obesity treatment and weight management. He writes a regular Natural Health and Fitness Blog for Healthista. Find out more at rickhay.co.uk. Follow Rick on Twitter @rickhayuk