Blueberry Vida Glow

Why I Love Blueberry Vida Glow

By Rebecca Gawthorne – Dietitian & Nutritionist

Anyone who follows my Instagram @nourish_naturally would know I love fruit! I eat it every day and lots of it! Fruit is such a healthy, natural source of nutrition for our bodies! I always recommend that my clients eat a variety of fruits each day, especially brightly coloured fruits like berries. That way, you can ensure you meet your different vitamin requirements and get a good intake of fibre. Fruit also provides you with natural energy and disease-fighting compounds like antioxidants that help keep you healthy and young.

One of my favourite fruits are berries, especially blueberries! These tiny morsels of goodness are nutrient powerhouses; low in calories but high in nutrition. Blueberries are packed full of powerful plants pigments like polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins and tannins. These natural compounds give blueberries their vibrant blue colour and act as antioxidants in our bodies.

Antioxidants are vital in the maintenance of healthy cells, especially skin cells. Antioxidant levels in foods are measured by their Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, or ORAC score; the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals, which normally cause cell and tissue damage. The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level of antioxidants present in the food.  Blueberries have one of the highest ORAC scores of all fruits, meaning they have an excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory affect on our bodies. They help prevent wrinkles and other signs of premature ageing and can literally add years to your life.

So when I discovered that Vida Glow now comes in a blueberry flavour, I was very excited! Vida Glow use real blueberries ground into a power in this new range, so the vitamins and antioxidants naturally present in blueberries can have a synergistic effect with the collagen. The antioxidants in both the Vitamin C and blueberry the powder work with the collagen to give you radiant skin and healthy hair. Vitamin C is also an essential component for the absorption of the collagen from Vida Glow into your body and it aids your body’s formation of healthy collagen, resulting in stronger, healthier and firmer skin.

I love using the new Blueberry Vida Glow in my morning smoothie. Try my favourite Blueberry Vida Glow Smoothie Recipe for Healthy Skin & Hair below:

Blueberry Vida Glow Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of milk of choice (I use oat milk with no added sugar)
  • 1 banana
  • 1-3 sachets of Blueberry Vida Glow (depending on how many you usually take)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds

Method:

  • Blend all ingredients together & enjoy
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