Home Family Respect Your Elderberries

Respect Your Elderberries

Respect Your Elderberries

Viruses beware! We all love snacking on different types of berries so we can benefit from their wonderful health effects, but have you ever considered the magic of elderberries?


What’s so great about elderberries?

These dark and tart little fruits, also known as Sambucus nigra berries, are packed with nutrients like vitamin C, fibre, and antioxidants that are known to help stimulate your immune system and fight inflammation.


But, did you know?

Promising research suggests elderberries may have a positive effect on the length and severity of the flu and the common cold. Research is also looking into the benefits of elderberry extracts for heart health and even cancer. They’re a fantastic (and yummy) addition to your diet to help your body feel strong and supported.


How can I take them?

Elderberries are most often consumed as a syrup, but you might also find them in teas, gummies, lozenges, or pills.

The sweet-tart taste of elderberry syrup makes a simple spoonful go down in the most delightful way! Or you can spoon it over salads, dessert, and even pancakes. Gummies are a great option for the kids, while elderberry tea, combined with other germ-busting ingredients like honey and ginger, offers a warming antidote to cold and flu symptoms.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Sport-Related Concussions

We’re slowly coming to recognize that concussions are more than just a knock to the head. We owe it to ourselves, the weekend warriors and parents of young athletes, to stay up to date with the latest

Testosterone 101

Testosterone plays important roles in the body—it’s not just for mucho macho. “T” also contributes to bone density, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, facial and body hair, and the production

An Effortless Menopause

Every woman experiences menopause. Symptoms related to this life transition can pose challenges. Find out more about the menopausal transition and the other important body systems at play, such as the

Feeding the Brain

“You can’t wink your eye without nutrients being involved, never mind think, remember, learn, or sleep.” So says brain expert Aileen Burford-Mason, author of The Healthy Brain: Optimize Brain Power at

Success for Children with IBD

Increasing numbers of children are being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis—and nutritional therapy is important in managing these diseases. A dietitian explains how extremely restri