Handfuls of deliciousness. Colorful gifts of the Gods. And each one has specific health boosting, nutritional benefits. Have I mentioned how much I love berries?!
Celebrated as major superfoods, berries are loaded with phytochemicals, antioxidants, and nutrients. They are low in calories, high in flavor, and an aesthetically pleasing addition to any table. With healing properties long known to Native Americans, berries have been incorporated into medicinal supplements for centuries. And if you're not a berry fan yet, consider this: Studies indicate that raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries may prevent or actually reverse aging effects, and arm us against heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, and even arthritis.
And... there is evidence that they act as armor against Alzheimer's disease and other forms of mental decline! Barbara Shukitt-Hale (Ph.D.) and Marshall G. Miller's extensive research studies reflected in ACS' Journal of...
If rich nutrition, satisfying treats, and all-around deliciousness are high on your priority list, it's time to celebrate the banana... or at least eat one. With a long list of boasting rights, each bite of banana floods the body with benefits.
And with just 100 calories per banana (give or take a few), they satisfy hunger and then some. Check out these health perks!
Digestion Regulation: dietary fiber keeps us regular and assists in maintaining low blood sugar Strong & Healthy Bones: are promoted thanks to the banana's potassium Boosted Stomach Health: since bananas ease both diarrhea and constipation − and even reduce the risk of ulcers Reduced Rates Of Cancer: bananas = anti-cancer properties Better Nutrient Levels: as vitamin absorption is increased Lower Blood Pressure: due to that high potassium content Improved Health: Vitamin B6, found in bananas, protects against infection, cardiovascular illness, obesity, and Type II Diabetes
So, if you have five minutes...