Berries and other fruits are packed with fiber and rich in Vitamins C and E as well as essential minerals. Berries in particular (such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and more) are full of antioxidants called anthocyanins.
What Are Anthocyanins?
Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid (flavonoids are phytonutrients or plant chemicals found in most fruits and vegetables) that make up the red, purple, black, and blue colors of different berries. This is influenced by pH levels. Anthocyanins also act as antioxidants. They fight free radicals, and there is additional evidence that they may offer anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer benefits!
Other Produce Has Benefits Too
Citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons and limes, are rich in Vitamin C. Kiwifruits, broccoli, tomatoes, and red peppers are also great sources of Vitamin C to add to your daily diet.
Be sure to include a healthy portion of these delicious and nutritious fruits and berries to your daily menu. They have an abundance of health benefits!
To Healthy Eating!