Berries are small, but mighty. This fruit is so versatile, not only are there so many different berries out there for us to try. There are also so many different ways to enjoy them! Berries can be eaten on their own, or added to meals like oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, desserts, salads, or even baked goods. Who doesn’t like a blueberry muffin or bagel in the morning?
While there’s no denying berries are delicious and versatile, what we’re really here to talk about is just how nutritious they are too. If you’ve ever wondered which berries are the healthiest or what benefits you’re reaping when you indulge in this sweet, juicy snack, then read this article! We’ve compiled a list of the absolute healthiest berries to enjoy…
First up, blackberries. While they aren’t as sweet in flavor as some of the other berries on this list, they’re still just as healthy. One of the common trends you’ll notice in most of the berries on this list is that they contain polyphenols which can help prevent cardiovascular disease and in some cases, cancer. Health.com encourages women to start eating blackberries because they are packed with polyphenols.
In addition to their heart healthy benefits, blackberries contain lots of fiber which will contribute to a healthy digestive system. Health.com says 1-cup of blackberries amounts to 7-grams of fiber. To put that in perspective, the recommended daily amount of fiber is about 25-35-grams, so even just one cup in the morning will help kickstart your daily goal! They’re also rich in vitamin C, contain iron, calcium, and vitamin A.