Monday, January 12, 2009

BlackBerries and Blueberries

When I think of berries, I think of blueberries, raspberries, acai berries, strawberries, and blackberries. I love all berries and they are all good for you, but I wanted to talk about blackberries and blueberries. They are both delicious and can be used in a variety of ways. You can eat them with frozen yogurt, put them in your cereal, make crapes, just eat them as is, or make a fruit salad. There are so many ways to enjoy these berries. Blackberries are awesome in the fact that they have a lot of calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamin A, C, E and many other minerals and vitamins.

Blackberries have a real deep purple colour and our filled with a very powerful antioxidant. Blackberries can help reduce some risks, such as cancers, and the risk of strokes.

Also, blackberries contain a huge source of pectin. Pectin is a type of fiber that helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Blueberries are also wonderful as they are high in soluble fiber, potassium, magnesium vitamin C and E.

Blueberries are very high in antioxidants, which help prevent cancers. They also help lower cholesterol and if your having issues with diarrhea and would like a holistic method of treatment...eat blueberries (according to Barry Sears from the book The Top 100 Zone Foods). Research also suggests that blueberries may help prevent Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

To lower your cholesterol levels, or if your at risk for lung cancer or a stroke, I would suggest eating more blackberries; and , I would suggest blueberries for lowering your cholesterol, fighting some cancers, if you have Alzheimer's in your family history or if you have...diarrhea.

To find out more about these wonderful berries, visit
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=8

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