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Berries: Nutritional facts and benefits

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

Berries are a great source of antioxidants. They are rich in dietary fibers, vitamins, and minerals. Best of all they taste great.

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Strawberries, Cranberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Blackberries, Salmonberries, Goji berries, and Acai berries come under berry family. They are rich in vitamin B, C, E, and K. They are a great source of antioxidants, manganese, amino acids, selenium, iron, and zinc

Nutritional Facts : Per 1 Cup serving (148 g blueberries) calories: 85 vitamin A: 1% DV vitamin C: 24% DV dietary fiber: 3.6 g iron: 2% DV vitamin B-6: 5% DV

Berries are low in calories and incredibly healthy. The high-level of phytochemicals in berries help protect cells from damage. It is always recommended to eat fruit as a whole rather than drinking it as the juice that contains more sugar and no fiber.

Women with a higher intake of berries appeared to have delayed cognitive aging by 2.5 years. So it's like your brain is 2.5 years younger if you're eating berries. - Michael Greger

Here are few reasons why you should start adding berries to your daily diet:

  • Improve the mental health thereby helping to improve memory loss against the aging process

  • Boost heart health and reduce the chances of heart diseases

  • Lowers the cholesterol level and puts body weight under control

  • Lessen blood pressure

  • Flavonoids and other compounds found in berries reduce the risk of colon cancer

  • Rise the concentration of oxygen and hemoglobin in the blood



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