Fit tip: Benefits of blueberries

The Gym fit tip - Benefits of blueberries


Eating fresh fruits of all kinds is very important to our everyday and long-term health. Blueberries have a particular reputation as a super food for very good reason; rich in antioxidants such as anthocyanins, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, zinc and selenium they help protect the body and may even help assist you with your workout.


Already widely considered a ‘superfood’, researchers now suggest that blueberries may also help us recover more quickly after exercise. Experiments in New Zealand found that when blueberry smoothies had been consumed, there was a higher level of antioxidant defence in the blood which was linked to faster muscle recovery and rejuvenation.


For a healthy, post-workout smoothie, simply whizz together the following ingredients in a blender and enjoy:-

250g fresh or frozen blueberries
Semi skimmed milk
4oz. firm silken tofu
1 small pot of live yogurt

The silken tofu makes it creamy while adding 4 grams of protein per serving.

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