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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Nutritional Aspects of Berries

One of the best ways to improve your health is by eating berries on a regular basis. The good thing about berries, apart from the obvious health benefits is that they are delicious and can be used as a snack or in various desserts. Some of the berries that you should eat on a regular basis include:
1.     Blueberries
These indigo colored berries are rich in vitamins A, C, E and many types of minerals. This means that eating these berries will improve your immunity, improve the skin regeneration and keep terminal diseases like stroke away. Also, including these berries in your diet keeps cardiovascular diseases away.

2.     Bilberries
Eating these small bluish berries is sure to improve your health in many ways. For starters, you can use it to treat digestive tract diseases e.g. diarrhea, problems with the lymphatic system e.g. varicose veins etc. They are also used by people that want to improve nightvision. Doctors also advise patients suffering from menstrual cramps, ulcers and diseases of the blood system to eat more bilberries

3.     Goji berries
These are bright orange berries that have been used for a long time for their nutritional benefits. Eating them on a regular basis will improve your health in many ways such as improving eye health, curing and preventing diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases. The large amounts of oxidants found therein are responsible for the above health benefits.

4.     Mulberries
If you are interested in improving your health and lifespan, you should include adequate portions of these berries in your diet. The nutrients found therein help in improving blood flow and production, cleanses the liver, prevents a wide variety of cancers because of the presence of resveratrol, improves hearing and vision etc. This means that as one ages, they should eat more of these berries.

5.     Cranberries
This is yet another type of berry that’s rich in antioxidants. They have been shown to treat and prevent yeast infections, cardiovascular diseases and a wide range of terminal diseases. These berries also prevent urinary tract infections, ulcers and improve general dental health.

In a nutshell, berries are some of the most beneficial foods you can eat. It should be added that you must not overeat them because overdoses of vitamins and minerals can cause other health problems.
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