28 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Berries and Health

Berries and Health

Healthy food to eat

Berries and health go together. Berries help bring down your blood pressure and boost your levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Studies showed that when men and women with heart risk disease factors ate a cup of berries every day for eight weeks, they had a five percent increase in their HDL cholesterol and a one and a half decrease in their systolic blood pressure reading. That is a very good reason why we should add berries to our diet. Berries go good by themselves or you can add them to your oatmeal and salads. Other foods you can add berries to include salads and smoothies. I like to put raspberries or blueberries on my waffles and pancakes. Berries also come in fruit cup mixtures, yogurts, and some ice creams. You can also buy berry juices at the grocery store. Just try to keep in mind that berries and health go together so why not add berries to your grocery cart when you are shopping.

Health Benefits of Berries to consider while you are shopping

fight heart disease
lowers blood pressure
increases levels of HDL cholesterol
helps regulate blood sugar levels
powerful antioxicant
helps fight cancers

Different kinds of Berries

Raspberries
Blueberries
Strawberries
Goji Berries
Blackberries

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