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The Benefits of Berries
Red, Black & Blue are Berry Good for You!
2/2/2009 9:57:37 AM
My favorite berries are blueberries and strawberries, but they're even better when frozen with yogurt! Try it, it's an amazing replacement for ice cream in the summer =^.^= Also, cranberry juice can help fight off kidney stones and other kidney problems- cool, huh?
2/2/2009 8:47:36 AM
I love berries, and try to properly clean, and have my family eat immediately. I try to buy locally to receive the benefit of the phytonutrients. This is difficult since the seasons are short. I also have my family drink Jus (a beverage with berries pureed) to receive great health benefits.
2/2/2009 7:25:42 AM
I agree with buying organic berries and those grown locally are best. Better yet, its not had to grow berries in your own yard. I have strawberries, and blueberries roght now and plan to start some raspberry bushes . they freeze well, not to mention the unbelievable flavor of just picked!
I don't buy fresh berries shipped more than 100 miles. the quality isn't good or it is cost-prohibitive. In summer, I will buy from the local farmer's market. We pick our own blueberries at a U-pick farm. I am just running out from last summer, and the quality is still good. I buy other berries frozen.
To the diabetics posting: If you think you can't eat berries, talk to a diabetic educator.
why does everything you read or eat have so many calories or have too much sugar? I'm diabetic and I want to eat something with less calories or sugar. I do not eat that many sweets as much as I used to .....I do like all kinds of berries and fruits, so I guess I could eat more of them.
12/6/2008 12:55:17 PM
For health benefits I think it's important to buy organic berries. They're hard to wash, and I've read that Strawberries in particular are loaded with pesticides. I LOVE berries, eat them every day in smoothies made from frozen (organic) berries, and in season I buy them fresh and snack on them. Nice to hear that something that tastes so good is good for you too!!
I was always a strawberry eater. This summer I added blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. I am really amazed at the amount of antioxidants that they offer. As a breast cancer survivor, I should have been eating them a long time ago. I was eating 10-12 of them at a time but after reading your article, I am going to increase the amount that I eat.
10/14/2008 12:20:49 PM
I love berries, but as a type 2 diabetic I must avoid fruit to keep my blood glucose under control. Sad, as I do love them, but I love my toes more.
I loved this article! I knew berries were good for you, but I didn't know they were that good! I thought they were good in a more general fruit type of way. They kick vegetables butt! who knew?! funny thing is, I was actually eating strawberries before I started reading the article : ) now I'm going to try and eat them more often!
Thank you for this article! While I love all berries, "fancier" (at least to a North European) usually imported (and ergo quite expensive) berries such as cranberries, acai berries and blueberries tend to get all the press for their amazing health benefits. Prior to reading this, I'd no idea that my personal fave the humble raspberry is so incredibly anti-oxidant packed! MARVELLOUS!!! Thank you so much for the info!
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