FIVE rea­sons TO EAT

Gloucestershire Echo - - CELEBRITY WELLBEING -

1 THEY HAVE A VERY LOW GLYCAEMIC IN­DEX

THIS ranks food and drinks based on how much they raise your blood sugar. The sugar from redcurrant­s is slowly ab­sorbed into the blood­stream, which pre­vents sugar spikes.

2 REDCURRANT­S ARE HIGH IN VI­TA­MIN C

WE need this for the pro­duc­tion of col­la­gen in the body to strengthen mus­cles and skin, and vi­ta­min K for healthy bones.

3 REDCURRANT­S CON­TAIN MAN­GANESE

THIS is help­ful in fight­ing off free rad­i­cals in the body.

4 THEY ARE ALSO RICH IN COP­PER AND IRON

BOTH of these are es­sen­tial for new blood cell for­ma­tion. A de­fi­ciency of iron can lead to anaemia, fa­tigue and mus­cu­lar weak­ness.

5 REDCURRANT­S ARE A GOOD SOURCE OF FI­BRE

A GOOD sup­ply of fi­bre is vi­tal for a healthy bowel.

Healthy choice: Redcurrant­s

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