Benefits of Eating Berries

Posted on May 21 2015 - 5:16pm by somayar

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I LOVE berries! All kinds of berries- strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or whatever kinds of berries I can get my hands on.  Not only are they super delicious, but there are so many benefits to those yummy, little juicy balls of natural sweetness.

Can improve your heart health.

According to a study published in PLoS Medicine, researchers looked at diet and heart attack numbers among 27,000 people of diverse backgrounds and found that loading up on fruits and vegetables seems to modify the genetic risk carried in the gene that causes heart disease. So adding blueberries, and as many different colored fruits in your diet as possible, can definitely improve your heart health.

Helps you lose weight.

Due to the high fiber content, berries can have you feeling fuller faster, which means you won’t want to eat as much during one sitting. Add them with almonds or other nuts as a snack. Add them to your homemade salad dressing, rather than an excess  amount of oil. Top them on meals- oatmeal, salads, fish, etc.

Helps reduce high blood pressure.

The antioxidant properties of berries and chemical compounds in berries have been found to fight inflammation within the body to reduce blood pressure.

Reduces infections.

Cranberries and blueberries are great in fighting urinary tract infections. Whether it’s the whole berries or their juice, the combination of the these two super berries can help get rid of your UTI quickly.

Having a diet rich in fruit and veggies is essential to your good health.  Having them whole, blended, or juiced are great ways to enjoy your berries. What’s your favorite?

 

Signed,

Maya

 

 

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