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The Benefits of Berries

Red, Black & Blue are Berry Good for You!

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MARYA234
2/2/2009 7:25:42 AM

I agree with buying organic berries and those grown locally are best. Better yet, its not had to grow berries in your own yard. I have strawberries, and blueberries roght now and plan to start some raspberry bushes . they freeze well, not to mention the unbelievable flavor of just picked!
2/2/2009 6:35:38 AM

60SIXTY's SparkPage
I don't buy fresh berries shipped more than 100 miles. the quality isn't good or it is cost-prohibitive. In summer, I will buy from the local farmer's market. We pick our own blueberries at a U-pick farm. I am just running out from last summer, and the quality is still good. I buy other berries frozen.

To the diabetics posting: If you think you can't eat berries, talk to a diabetic educator.

12/6/2008 9:10:13 PM

ALASKAN's SparkPage
why does everything you read or eat have so many calories or have too much sugar? I'm diabetic and I want to eat something with less calories or sugar. I do not eat that many sweets as much as I used to .....I do like all kinds of berries and fruits, so I guess I could eat more of them.
IMAGIN8
12/6/2008 12:55:17 PM

For health benefits I think it's important to buy organic berries. They're hard to wash, and I've read that Strawberries in particular are loaded with pesticides. I LOVE berries, eat them every day in smoothies made from frozen (organic) berries, and in season I buy them fresh and snack on them. Nice to hear that something that tastes so good is good for you too!!
10/19/2008 7:38:00 PM

ALNESBITT's SparkPage
I was always a strawberry eater. This summer I added blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. I am really amazed at the amount of antioxidants that they offer. As a breast cancer survivor, I should have been eating them a long time ago. I was eating 10-12 of them at a time but after reading your article, I am going to increase the amount that I eat.
WISEWIFE
10/14/2008 12:20:49 PM

I love berries, but as a type 2 diabetic I must avoid fruit to keep my blood glucose under control. Sad, as I do love them, but I love my toes more.
9/16/2008 3:59:55 AM

MAGGIELOU4's SparkPage
I love this article, i love berries and i know they are good for you.
7/31/2008 1:12:58 AM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
Great article.
7/11/2008 8:19:16 AM

BLESSFULLMOON's SparkPage
oh, and I also like that they give you tips on how to store them properly, I always have that problem, they keep spoiling on me!
7/11/2008 8:17:51 AM

BLESSFULLMOON's SparkPage
I loved this article! I knew berries were good for you, but I didn't know they were that good! I thought they were good in a more general fruit type of way. They kick vegetables butt! who knew?! funny thing is, I was actually eating strawberries before I started reading the article : ) now I'm going to try and eat them more often!
12/11/2007 11:29:57 AM

SHOMAC's SparkPage
Thank you for this article! While I love all berries, "fancier" (at least to a North European) usually imported (and ergo quite expensive) berries such as cranberries, acai berries and blueberries tend to get all the press for their amazing health benefits. Prior to reading this, I'd no idea that my personal fave the humble raspberry is so incredibly anti-oxidant packed! MARVELLOUS!!! Thank you so much for the info!

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