Episode 23: Berries, Heart Health + Cancer

Over the past 10 years, the words antioxidants and free radicals have been thrown around and used as buzz words for product sales.

But what are they anyhow?!

To simplify, free radicals are unstable cells floating around in our body. They’re caused by… well, life. šŸ¤·ā€ā™€ļø
(Breathing, digesting, sun exposure, air pollutions, poor quality foods, etc). 

When free radicals get out of control, they wreak havoc on the body and contribute to unhealthy cell reproduction which can lead to disease, aging and cancers.

So yes, we’re fighting cancer- all the time! šŸ˜³

But don’t worry! Our body is really good at taking care of the free radicals, šŸ’Ŗ especially when we assist it by eating foods rich in antioxidants. šŸ‡šŸ“šŸ’

The antioxidant cells lend a molecule to the free radicals to make them happy once again. šŸ˜€

Berries are not only rich in all these antioxidants, but also have that tart, sour, bitter flavor which supports our liver. This will help the liver detox to clean filter our blood, thus improve the quality of our blood and our ā¤ļø!

So jump into berries this spring to help fight cancer and improve heart health!

Join Cara + Megan in Episode 23 of Simply Seasonal:

  • Learn why berries are the perfect spring fruit
  • Why it’s important to by organic berries
  • How berries tone our heart
  • How berries help fight + prevent cancer
  • Our favorite berry recipes 

Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan

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Overnight Oats

  • Servings: 1 jar
  • Difficulty: easy
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[/recipe-notes] Simple Tip: “Always cook with Seasonal foods to balance, heal, and thrive!” xoxo Cara + Megan [/recipe-notes] Line up as many jars as you would like to prep. Use pint size mason jars or salsa jars work well too! Recipe is for each jar.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tbl chia seeds
  • 1 cup favorite nut milk
  • Drizzle of honey *optional
  • Toppings of your choice (see variations below)
  • Directions

    1. Fill each jar with oats, chia seed and milk. Stir to combine.
    2. Top with favorite toppings. Cover and put in fridge overnight.
    3. Grab and go all week long!
    4. *Add honey to oat mixture if preferred.
    [recipe-variations]
    1. Berrylicious – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, walnuts
    2. Berrynana – strawberries, banana, vanilla, walnuts
    3. Chocolate Raspberry – raspberries, cocao nibs, sliced almonds
    4. Pina Colada – Pineapple, coconut, yogurt, walnuts
    5. If you enjoyed this recipe we would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below and be sure to share with family and friends.

      xoxo

      Megan + Cara

      Balance, heal, thrive,
      Cara + Megan

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