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Introduce kids to berries that are loaded with health benefits - colorful and sweet too

Posted on Jul 27, 2009 by Maggie LaBarbera

The Berry Health Benefits Symposium just convened and more and more wonderful health benefits are being discovered from our tasty fruit, the Berry family:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cranberries
  • Blackberries
  • And other berries
Helps protect the body from chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. They block the inflammatory process that we are learning more and more about. Eating high fat foods can cause the body to have an inflammatory response.

Some components in berries fight off infections. Cranberries, for example, contain proanthocyanidins that help prevent urinary tract infections by keeping bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder.

Berries taste great and come in so many colors. The darker the better! (more health punch!)

Teach your kids at a young age about the fun of eating berries. A great family day could be going out to a local farm and letting the kids actually pick them!

Here are some Berry helpful tips (sorry, I couldn't pass that one up)

  • Look for colors. The darker the better! (more health punch!)
  • Eat a variety
  • Eat the whole fruit
  • Eat them several times a week
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