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Superstar Superfoods: Berries

Just like the way a car needs oil and gasoline to run efficiently, your brain and body need proper nutrition to function at optimal performance. The saying goes, “you are what you eat”. So, if that’s the case, you should definitely eat the best foods out there. But eating healthy doesn’t necessarily mean you have to deprive yourself of enjoyable flavors that you love. One of the Superstar Superfoods out there are berries.
From blackberries to blueberries and strawberries to raspberries, each of these delicious little fruits provide an abundance of nutritious benefits. “Populations who consume these deeply colored fruits show less obesity and fewer deaths from heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.” [Source: Nutrition News, Vol. XXXVI, No. 8]
Berries have been found to improve eyesight, boost immunity (which is especially important during fall and winter weather), and help prevent cancer.
You might be wondering, “how are these little berries so powerful?” In short, because of their pigmentation. “Berries contain a myriad of phytonutrients (plant biochemicals). These are primarily antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds.” [Source: Nutrition News, Vol. XXXVI, No. 8]
Nutritionists recommend getting 3-4 servings of berries weekly. So the next time you’re whipping together your breakfast or an afternoon snack, why not consider adding some delicious and nutritious berries to the mix? Your body will thank you for it.

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