A wet, warm autumn means a bumper crop of nuts and berries, packed with nutrients. ANNABEL VENNING speaks to Sarah Wilson, specialist dietician at London’s Princess Grace Hospital, about their health benefits.
MULBERRIES TO BOOST THE BLOOD
fruits, right, are very rich in iron, vital for maintaining a healthy
count of red blood cells and preventing anaemia – a rare feature among
berries. They contain 1.85mg per 100g, 23 per cent of the recommended
daily intake, on a par with sirloin beef.
are also a good source of Vitamin C and have high levels of
resveratrol, an antioxidant also found in red wine that is thought to
‘clean up’ pollutants in the body. Studies on rats found that
resveratrol was effective against tumours of the skin, breast, lung and
ROSEHIPS FOR COUGHS AND COLDS
syrup is the traditional remedy for the common cold because of the high
Vitamin C content of the berries, about 1,000 times higher than oranges
or lemons. They are also rich in Vitamins A, D and E, calcium, iron and
fatty acids. ‘Studies have shown that rosehip powder was effective in
reducing the pain from osteoarthritis,’ says Wilson.
Source - Daily Mail