New research suggests that women who eat berries can lower their risk of heart attack.Berries are bright, flavorful, and sweet superfruits that have a long list of health benefits.
These colorful fruits are high in antioxidants and polyphenols, which help fight chronic disease and cancer. And their health benefits just keep getting sweeter!
Blueberries in your yogurt or blending strawberries into your morning smoothie may help reduce heart attack risk.
These tasty berries are rich in polyphenols, which may help prevent cardiovascular disease and even cancer.
They contain high amounts of fiber compared to other types of fruit: One cup has about 7 grams of fiber. (The recommended daily intake of fiber is 25 to 35 grams.)
What’s more, they’re rich in vitamin C and contain a bit of iron, calcium, and vitamin A, too.
Rich in antioxidants, blueberries are also low fat, free of saturated fat, and a good source of fiber and vitamin C. No wonder they’re linked to a lower risk of heart attack!
Strawberries are heart-healthy and packed with vitamin C. They are also an excellent source of folate, which is a nutrient that’s suspected (but not proven) to help protect your heart.They whiten your teeth naturally!
These sweet berries are rich in heart healthy fiber; just half a cup delivers 4 grams. You also get 25% of your recommended intake for vitamin C and manganese too!
Raspberries are low in fat and have high levels of polyphenols, which help reduce heart disease risk. Try to sneak these into your diet whenever you can!
When it comes to antioxidants, this Brazilian fruit smashes rivals like blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries.
The berries are a good source of fiber, but are tart. Mixing them in smoothies, oatmeal, and yogurt helps temper the bitterness.
Among other benefits, cranberries may increase HDL, or good cholesterol, and may also help prevent urinary tract infections, so they are a win-win!