Berries are some of natures most nutrient dense foods, so here are four reasons why you should add more of these superfoods to your diet.
- Berries are big on flavor but low in calories. 1 cup of blueberries has about 80 calories with 3.5 grams of fiber. One serving of berries also contains ample vitamin C, potassium and vitamin B-6. This naturally sweet fruit can help curb people’s sweet tooth in a wholesome way.
- Berries may help lower your risk of heart disease and hypertension. A study led by the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who consumed 3 or more servings of blueberries and strawberries each week reduced their risk of a heart attack by 34%.
- Endurance athletes will love this news. Berries can help reduce muscle soreness and oxidative stress if you enjoy them on a daily basis. Berries can help keep muscle inflammation at bay, allowing your body to more efficiently build and maintain muscle.
- Berries help your mind stay sharp. Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries have been shown to prevent motor decline and help improve age related memory loss.
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