Benefits of Berries

May 20, 2020

With summer right around the corner, berries will be in season and ready to enjoy. Berries contain phytonutrients (plant derived chemicals) that have health benefits such as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. Berries are full of nutrition, and of course, taste delicious.

Blueberries

The antioxidants in blueberries can protect nerve cells from oxidative damage; studies show that eating blueberries may help preserve memory and even slow down declines in other cognitive functions.

Serving size: 1/2 cup
43 calories
.5 gm protein
11 gm carbohydrates
7 gm sugar
1 gm fiber

Strawberries

Strawberries are packed with antioxidants and are a great source of vitamin C.

Serving size: ½ cup
27 calories
.5 gm protein
7 gm carbohydrate
4 gm sugar
1 gm fiber

Raspberries

Thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties raspberries may help ease the symptoms of arthritis, possibly by blocking COX-2, an enzyme that can trigger inflammation and pain.

Serving size: ½ cup
32 calories
.75 gm protein
7 gm carbohydrate
2.5 gm sugar
4 gm fiber

Here’s to a “berry” good summer!

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