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June 26, 2013

Berries as Superfood

Berries as Superfood

Believe it or not, incorporating berries into your diet may possibly bring you amazing health benefits that you never thought of before. Many believe that these tiny, juicy and succulent pieces of fruit are packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants, flavanoids, vitamins, fiber and a host of other nutrients that contribute to overall well-being.

Here’s a list of four popular superfood berries that you should consider eating immediately!

Acai Berry

Acai Berries, primarily found in the Amazonian rain forests, are filled with antioxidants and other compounds that help prevent disease and inflammation. Medical scientists have discovered that acai berries may help slow the aging process, increase cardiovascular health, improve mental function and help eliminate free radicals from the body.

Blueberry

Blueberries, found all throughout the world, are a powerful tool in the fight against weight gain and insulin insensitivity. Researchers have recently discovered that blueberries, in conjunction with a low fat diet, reduces the build up of belly fat and helps minimize damage associated with diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Blueberries also contain a powerful punch of antioxidants to potentially help fight cancerous cells and free radicals.

Cranberry

These small red berries are used commonly to help people fight urinary infections, lower blood cholesterol, prevent kidney stones and other bladder problems. Cranberries mainly grow in regions such as the United States, and Canada. Indeed, according to Wikipedia 20% of the globe’s cranberries are produced in British Columbia. Like other berries, they are filled with powerful antioxidants that help eliminate free radicals from the human body.

Goji Berry

Goji Berries, also known as wolfberries are native to China and other parts of Asia. For centuries, ancient societies believed that consuming the goji berry would extend life and there might be some truth to that! Scientists have discovered that goji berry juice may help improve mental well-being, athletic performance, quality of sleep and also helps prevent damage of DNA caused by free radicals and other toxins in the body. They are also rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6 and other nutrients.

There are a multitude of other benefits that come along with eating these superfoods. They can be made into delicious desserts, smoothies, or simply be eaten raw. Nonetheless, having them incorporated into a well-balanced diet will maximize the benefits associated with these fruits.

Brought to you by Rawfoodonline.co.uk, in the UK.

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