7 Wonder Berries That Are Great for Your Health ...

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Here a berry, there a berry, everywhere a berry! Load up on these delicious, healthy berries listed by Wambui and you're sure to have a long, healthy life!

I am always on the lookout for foods that can help my aging brain stay alert. Berries are some of the best power foods not only for the brain but for your overall health. The Center for Disease Control recommends eating between 1.5 to 2.5 cups of fruits every day. Here are some of the berries that will give you the most antioxidant bang for your buck.

1. Blueberries

This small blue fruit is highly loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants protect our cells against the effects of free radicals. Did you know that free radicals can be detrimental to your cells and may contribute to heart related diseases, cancer and other illnesses? The richer the color, the more antioxidants they have. Loaded with Potassium and vitamin C, blueberries are also a source of fiber. Most of us rarely meet the recommended amount of daily fiber. Researchers say that just a handful of this brain food a day can ward off age related cognitive decline. Choose those that are plump, with an even color and make sure they don’t stick at the bottom of the container as that is a sign that they could be moldy. I like to throw a handful in my oatmeal or fruit salad and I'm good to go.

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