All berries, including blueberries, blackberries and cherries, are some of the healthiest foods on the planet.  They are packed with nutrients, beneficial pigments, antioxidants and fiber, but not packed with calories.  Here are some of the benefits of eating berries:

  • The high fiber/low calorie combination helps you feel full without overeating, making achieving and maintaining a healthy weight easier.
  • Researchers don’t yet understand all the health properties of berries, but here’s the evidence so far.  Berries help:
    • Improve blood sugar and insulin levels
    • Reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease
    • Protect your skin from sun damage
  • Berries are colorful, delicious, and easy to prepare, taking your meals and snacks to the next level.  Try them:
    • On top of salads and cereals
    • Mixed into plain or vanilla yogurt
    • In a smoothie
    • Or by the handful

While nothing beats the taste of fresh ripe berries, frozen berries are just as nutritious, and may be less expensive than fresh. Try this quick and easy smoothie recipe recipe that kids (and adults) will love. Enjoy!