Berry season means a plethora of delicious and juicy, sweet treats from mother nature. WOOHOO!!! Your body will thank you for you regular consumption of these candy-like delights.
Berries should be a regular food item in your diet. Why? Well I am glad you asked.
- Cell repair
- Caner fighting properties
- Brain protection
Something called ellagic acid is found in berries, especially in blackberries. This element found in this berry is a cancer fighting compound. Studies have shown that it is so powerful that it can be cancer preventative and possibly reverse tumor growth.
Another very important compound found in berries are the well known antioxidants. Yes, this word antioxidants have become very popular in the health world. But that is because they really are essential for optimal health. The best way to regularly consume antioxidants is from seasonal berries. It is best if they are from a local farm or organic. The less pesticides the berry has the better it is for you. Fruits and vegetables obtain their nutrients from good healthy soil, which means then you are ingesting good healthy food. Antioxidants help to fight free radicals which can seriously damage cells. The daily or regular intake of a moderate amount of fresh berries helps to improve your overall health, and helps to maintain weight or even speed up weight loss.
As we age our brain function declines. With the regular consumption of blueberries can help to reduce the deterioration. This is due to the anthocyanin found in large amounts in blueberries. It is an anti-aging phytochemical found in most berries, but blueberries take the gold medal for it.
The berries in the peak of their season are fabulous, and yes you can continue to consume them when they are not in season. Consuming them on a regular basis in a moderate serving can help to promote health in many aspects of your life. Enjoy these delicious fruits.