Berries are soft and tasty, mainly comes in blue, red, or dark purple.
Berries are high in vitamin C, and a great source of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins.
Most berries contain Anthocyanins which has been reported as having the capacity to lower blood pressure, improve visual acuity, reduce cancer cell proliferation, inhibit tumor formation, prevent diabetes, lower the risk of CVD modulate cognitive and motor function. These are also reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial activity. (From : https://www.health.harvard.edu/)
How to get enough berries into your diet
- Don’t leave the produce aisle without these berries in your shopping cart.
- Start the day with berries in your cereal, yogurt or smoothie.
- Berries are great in green salads together with sunflower seeds, walnuts, or beans for added protein.
- Blueberry pie and strawberry shortcake don’t count—too much fat and too much sugar in it.
Which foods contain anthocyanins? Anthocyanins are found in high concentrations in blackcurrants, blackberries and blueberries, as well as in eggplants(in the skin), red cabbage, cranberries and cherries.
However, when consuming these berries make sure you wash and dry them throughout enough to remove any pesticides. Some people may have allergic reactions to berries or experience digestive problems if consume too many.
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