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4 Reasons To Eat More Berries

Posted Jun 15th, 2017

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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%.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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