Berries and yogurt are both great sources of antioxidants that help reduce inflammation in the body. They’re also delicious and easy to prepare. Try this recipe for an anti-inflammatory berry, fig and yogurt bowl.
This delicious and probiotic loaded bowl is excellent to support and rebalance your skin and gut microbiome. The skin and gut microbiome play important role in helping our immune system, protecting us against microbial and stress inducing invaders to help defend us against signs of inflammation. That’s why it is important we provide probiotics and anti-oxidants to our body.
Berries help fight Inflammation
Berries are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. They contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins, which protect cells against damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons that cause cell damage and contribute to aging. Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals, helping to prevent cellular damage and slow down the aging process.
Yogurt: Ultimate Source of Probiotics
Yogurt contains probiotics, which are live bacteria that aid digestion and promote healthy gut flora. Probiotics also support immune function and help maintain a healthy digestive tract. Research shows that people who eat yogurt regularly have lower rates of cardiovascular disease than those who do not.
Berries, Figs, Almonds, Chia Seeds and Yogurt: Help Lower Cholesterol
Berries and Figs contain anthocyanins, antioxidants that help reduce cholesterol levels by up to 20 percent. They also help prevent blood clots and improve circulation. Blueberries are one of the highest sources of vitamin C, which helps boost immunity and supports collagen production. Strawberries are high in fiber and potassium, both of which help keep blood pressure low. Almonds are loaded with anti-oxidants and good fats to help skin elasticity.
They’re Good For Skin Health
Berries and yogurt are good for skin because they contain anti-inflammatory properties they fight against signs of inflammation, inflammaging, irritation and sensitivities. Anthocyanins found in blueberries and strawberries help protect against UV rays, while probiotics in yogurt promote healthy digestion and skin + gut microbiome – that in return supports your immune system against microbes and stress.
Here is how to make this powerhouse bowl:
⚪1-2 cups of whole fat or non-fat yogurt (depending on your preference)
🍓 1/2 cup strawberries
💟1-2 mission figs ( you can use dried figs too)
🫐1/2 cup of blueberries
🌱1 -2 teaspoon chia seeds
🌰1-2 teaspoon almonds
Blend all the strawberries, blueberries and figs into cool yogurt and mix gently. Add the chia seeds and almonds on top of your yogurt bowl.
PS: organic ingredients would be great if you have access to them.
Enjoy! 🥣 ✨