Berries are the ultimate natural snack to have when you’re craving something sweet! Some might argue that they are the healthiest fruits to eat. Not only are they a great source of fiber and vitamins, but are also packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients, contain a fair amount of water, and are low in calories. These health agents help to enhance neurological health, maintain clear skin, strengthen bones, ease digestion, empower the immune system, reduce blood pressure, manage cholesterol levels, counter inflammation, and cleanse the body from harmful toxins.
With so many berries to choose from, how do we know which ones are best? Each type has unique benefits. Acai berries are high in vitamin A and polyphenols. Blackberries are conveniently located and provide plenty of vitamin K and manganese. Blueberries are one the most common, most beloved berries and have one of the lowest fat contents. Strawberries have one of the highest contents of vitamin C among other types and one of the most well known berries.
The majority of these nutrient-packed berries are made into jams, topped over cakes, added to cereal and yogurt, or eaten by themselves. However you prefer to eat these healthy fruits, it’s great to know that something so tasty can be so great for you!