July 7, 2015

Get them while they are hot!

The Summer is not just the best time for sun and fun, it's also the best time for some amazing fruits that are ripe for the picking, literally!

1. Strawberries: Strawberries are heart healthy! They actually lower the risk of heart disease, according to a study from the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, because they lower cholesterol.

2. Black Raspberries: The antioxidants found in black raspberries have been shown to reduce colon cancer, according to a study published in Nutrition and Cancer. Black raspberries reduced the size of tumors and actually seem to be about 40% more powerful than other berries at cancer prevention.

3. Blueberries: Blueberries crush free radicals and inflammation, we all know this! But the USDA has reported that the fruit can also help brain power by maintaining memory functioning and preventing cognitive degeneration (I think all the moms out there can appreciate this!). Again, for the mamas, women can lower the risk of heart attack by 33% by consuming blueberries daily, and they help with weight control, score!

*Facts derived from an article by Clean Eating Magazine. I had to share with you!

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