All types of berries are nutritious and low in calories! One cup contains only 83 calories!
Cranberries and blueberries contain a substance that may prevent bladder infections.
Eating a diet rich in blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries and strawberries can strongly reduce your risk of several types of cancer due to their high number of phytochemicals and flavonoids.
Blueberries and raspberries also contain lutein, which is important for healthy vision.
Blueberry! One of a kind!
The blueberry is still prized for its antioxidant health benefits and as a laxative! It is also rich in iron!
“In one investigation published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Dr. James Joseph and his colleagues at ARS found that rats fed an extract of blueberries, strawberries and spinach daily showed improvements in short-term memory. But it was only the blueberry extract that improved balance and coordination.” Researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Center (HNRCA) have ranked blueberries on the top of all berries concerning their antioxidant activity when compared to 40 other fresh fruits and vegetables. They contain powerful phytochemicals, such as anthocyanin, which is the pigment that gives blueberries their color.
How to serve Berries!! Here are some ideas!
- Add some thin strawberry slices to a bowl of whole grain cereal or to muesli
- Sprinkle blueberries or strawberries on your salad, to become more colorful and healthier!
- Add some raspberries to your frozen yogurt
- Mix some frozen berries with bananas together with a low-fat milk for a delicious smoothie
Berries, whether they’re blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries or cranberries, are super-foods and are always on my “Must To Eat” list!