Nature’s Larder


I couldn’t help notice wild berries growing in abundance just five minutes from my front door.

They were there for the picking if you have the time and know what you’re picking is safe to eat.

Berries are a great way to add to your five-a-day and have lots of health-giving properties. Take blueberries, for instance. They are a great source of vitamin K – just one cup provides around 35% of your daily recommended allowance – and they are also high in vitamin C, as well as being low in calories.

Health Benefits of blueberries

High in antioxidants, too, blueberries bring so many health benefits. It’s little wonder, then, that they can form the basis of certain health products.

Using blueberry extract, Blue Berry Eyebright – created by New Nordic, is said to help with eye health and vitality.

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Yvonne McKenzie

Yvonne works on the Features team and admits to being nosy, so loves looking after the Between Friends letters and finding out all about our lovely readers. She also looks after our health copy and enjoys writing about inspiring people that help make the articles in the magazine so interesting.