Blueberries: Good things come in small packages! Blueberries contain the most antioxidants over all other berries and are a good source of fiber, B vitamins and vitamins C, E and K. Blueberries have also been credited with memory boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. Add a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries to cereal, yogurt or salad.
Blackberries: Head to the wild blackberry bushes before the wildlife and enjoy! Blackberries contain antioxidants that help fight disease and help protect your vision. They are also a good source of fiber and vitamins A and C. Mix blackberries into vanilla yogurt or top them with fat-free whipped cream for a tasty dessert!
Cranberries: These don’t have to be limited to Thanksgiving! These tangy berries contain antioxidants that help protect your heart, immune system and help fight cancer and urinary tract infections. Cranberries are also a good source of fiber, vitamins A and C and potassium. Sprinkle dried cranberries on your salad or try cranberry chutney or cranberry muffins.
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Raspberries: It’s hard not to eat the whole package! These juicy berries are a good source of anthocyanins and ellagic acid along with a whole host of vitamins and minerals. Add these antioxidant-rich berries to yogurt, waffles, salad or just grab a handful as a snack!
Strawberries: Strawberry Shortcake was a lucky character! Strawberries are an excellent source of phenols which help fight cancer and inflammation and protect your heart. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber and folate. Drizzle strawberries with chocolate syrup for a decadent treat or slice some over cereal!