Blueberry These berries, which are actually blue in color, are known for their very high antioxidant content. The berries get their blue color because of the high amount of plant nutrients present in them, which are known as anthocyanidins. These natural ingredients are responsible for the natural antioxidant action of the berries. The blueberry performs an impressive task in repairing the wear and tear that takes place in the body. Its high antioxidant content eliminates free radical action and keeps the body in its highest state of functioning at all times. Tart Cherry Although the tart cherry is not a berry, rather a fruit, I wanted to include it in this post too. The reason is a lot people enjoy mixing tart cherries with berries including blueberries, strawberries and more. This means you can mix some cherry juice with some fresh berries to enjoy a healthy smoothie and more. This will give an extra taste for your cherry juice drink. Strawberry Strawberries are perhaps the most abundant kinds of berries in the world. There are about 600 different varieties of them on the planet, all deep red in color because of the antioxidant plant nutrients that are present in them in high amounts. This highly attractive berry has a significant number of benefits as well including being a good source of fiber. They are known for ocular health and also for improving the overall metabolism of the body. Recently, a study with is still going on, has indicated that regular consumption of strawberries may be very good for maintaining a healthy body. Bilberry The bilberry is another highly attractive blue colored berry. The blue color, as in blueberries, is again due to the presence of anthocyanidins. But, they are about three times smaller in size than them. Bilberries are well-respected in the world of natural foods because of their vast number of benefits in maintaining human health. These berries are considered to be very good in maintaining healthy blood sugar*. They may also maintain healthy eye function*. Blackberry The name indicates their color, which is mainly due to the very high level of antioxidants present in them. It is because of this fact that blackberries are highly effective in helping the body achieve the daily consumption goal of 3000 – 5000 ORAC units per day. Blackberries are exceptional at assisting with the immunity system of the body. They provide the body with necessary fibers and hence are useful for maintaining the digestive metabolism of the body as well. So, these are just a few of the great berries that must definitely be a part of your regular diet.
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