The Benefits of Berries

29th Oct 2013

What helps you feel more full, lose weight, and fight against disease? Berries! Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries...all which have high levels of phytochemicals that protect you from having cell damage. Berries are full of amazing benefits for your body, so get to the store and grab some! Here are a few reasons why berries will benefit you:

1. Mental sharpness. Or more brain power. Berries contain anthocyanidins, a flavonoid which crosses the blood-brain barrier and locates in learning and memory centers of the brain. Studies have shown that women who eat berries 1-2 times per week have less of a mental decline than women who don't eat berries. This means that berries can actually help to prevent Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, and other diseases that have brain or memory loss.

2. Berries help you control your weight, lower blood pressure, and help manage diabetes. Berries are full of fiber, which help you feel full longer and lead you to not eat as much. They also don't have all the extra added sugars, so diabetics are able to control a healthy diet with different types of berries. The chemicals in berries really help to fight inflammation, too, causing you to keep your blood pressure down.

3. More benefits of berries, include the following: Skin revival, which helps fight anti-aging since berries are full of antioxidants. Bladder aid, which helps prevent urinary tract infections. Fights cardiovascular disease, and works to help arthritis.

As you can see, berries provide many key benefits to your overall health and well-being, as well as a guide in your weight loss. It's important to maintain a diet rich in these berries, as well as other fruits.


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