What’s in Season? Berries
You know summer is here when berries are in season. The plump, colorful fruits are the perfect topper for your morning oatmeal, midday smoothie or quick snack.
Not only are berries delicious, but they are also full of nutrients that are good for your overall health.
Why You Should Eat More Berries
Strawberries- protect your heart, increase HDL (good) cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer. Packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols.
Blueberries- full of antioxidants and are high in potassium and vitamin C; protect against obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Blackberries- a good source of vitamin C, fiber, vitamin K and manganese; support oral and brain health.
Raspberries-also contain vitamin C and quercetin; are also anti-inflammatory and beneficial in fighting cancer, heart and cardiovascular disease.