Blueberry and Raspberry Crush

Blueberry and Raspberry Crush

One serving of this will give you more protection from the ravages of free radicals than most people get in three days from the average American, northern European or UK diet.

It’s the free radicals that attack the body’s individual cells, and it’s this dangerous chemical activity that’s frequently the trigger for heart disease, joint problems, diminishing eyesight, and cancer.

Although you will certainly lose some of the vitamin C content from both fruits if they’re frozen, the protective antioxidants aren’t damaged, so you can enjoy this crush all year round.

 

Blueberry-and-Raspberry-CrushServes 1-2

200g or 7oz blueberries

200g or 7oz raspberries

Crushed ice

 

1. Wash and hull the fruit.

2. Put them both into a blender and whizz until smooth.

3. Serve in long glasses over the crushed ice.

Note: A dash of an innocuous spirit, such as vodka, could make this into a more adult drink.

 

Vital statistics

Another vitamin C-rich recipe, but much more important for its exceptionally high ORAC score. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity: a measure of food’s ability to neutralize free radicals and protect the body from ageing, heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative conditions. The optimum ORAC score for a day is 5,000, but the average in the UK is barely 1,500. A large glass of this provides almost 6,000 ORACs.

19. April 2011 by Sue
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