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The Benefits of Berries

Red, Black & Blue are Berry Good for You!


8/6/2010 9:36:57 AM

An easy way to add berries to your diet. Walmart sells frozen berries(cost effective) that I add to light yogurt with a sprinkle of high protein, high fiber cereal. It's breakfast everyday, easy & full of nutrients to start the day!
8/6/2010 2:43:28 AM

Isn't it a pity they all cost so much! I love berries, but the price makes them a treat rather than a staple.
4/16/2010 12:52:03 PM

MAMMM3's SparkPage
I believe in the Berries.. My husband got sick about 6 mo. ago.So we decided to eat all natural . One of the things we did was first thing in the morning made a fresh blueberry,strawberry,rasberry smoothy(I think its a smoothy,but no added suar or anything else). Just added them into the blener with little to no water and drank it. Well needless to say my husband is doing fine and I lost 20 pounds.I Started my mom that has diabetes and she notice that here insulin shot was affecting her. When she monitered her blood sugar levels , she saw they were going down naturally and needed less insulin. She checked with the doc, and they lowered her insulin meds... So I truley believe in the Berries!..Especially blueberries.
P.s. After a few days we will mix up the are some combos
_blueberry, pear,rasberry

So many to choose from , just try it for yourself...Thanks for reading.. :)
3/21/2010 5:58:58 AM

GRAMJANX5's SparkPage
favorite is blueberries. my problem is I forget about them in the frig or in the freezer.
8/16/2009 5:22:36 PM

WHATAGRL42's SparkPage
What a timely article! I was so distracted during my run yesterday because of all the huge, ripe blackberries down by the river, where I run. I kept stopping to eat! Today on my run, my fiance and I brought a bowl, and picked a few cups. I made some mini tarts in my mini muffin tins, and they are out of this world! Thanks for the extra info on the disease preventing nature of berries!

You can search for a local farm for pick-your-own at this link:

This is actually the link to northern CA, but you can easily navigate the site to find your state/county's local farms.
8/16/2009 8:23:02 AM

I was never a fan of blueberries but knew they were good for me and in season they can be very cheap. I now rinse them and freeze them, my kids and I pop a few in our mouths while frozen...better than a popsicle!
8/16/2009 8:00:41 AM

I like berries but I admit I do not buy them because of the cost and because they go bad so fast, usually a lot of them are already bad when you buy them. I have been buying frozen berries in the grocery store and grabbing a handful here and there to snack on frozen. Now I realize that I have no idea if they are washed before they are frozen.
8/8/2009 10:32:33 AM

Check in your area for local berries - pick-your-own farms or farm stands. They'll be more affordable and more fresh - it will be hard to get enough!
8/7/2009 8:22:09 AM

You can freeze fresh raspberries and blackberries by putting them on a cookie sheet and freezing them individually before putting them in a freezer bag. That way they don't thaw into a mushy mess.
8/7/2009 7:58:01 AM

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8/6/2009 9:29:32 PM

I've always been a strawberry girl but recently tried fresh raspberries and was pleasantly surprised. They're pricier but really taste great and I've even began mixin them into my protein shakes... yummm... next up for me, to conquer the BLUEBERRY... as I've never really given them a chance... unless they were in a muffin. lol Great article.
8/6/2009 9:01:20 PM

CAROLJ35's SparkPage
Had red raspberries on my cereal this morning. Buy lots of blueberries and strawberries too. Just decided I have been economical all of my life and now I am going to enjoy some things for ME, even if they do cost more. Buying them at Sam's Club makes them a little cheaper and they come in big containers so I can share with grandchildren, hubby and family. We all eat lots of fresh fruit salad.
5/14/2009 5:03:05 PM

Love berries, but they have become outrageously expensive.
4/15/2009 8:35:09 PM

I buy extra blueberries & strawberries when they are in season, wash them, & freeze on cookie sheets. When frozen, I put them in a freezer bag & use them in smoothies, mix into yogurt or cottage cheese, or put them into other recipes. I slice the straberries before freezing them.
4/15/2009 10:35:03 AM

I am blessed because I have eight blueberry bushes growing in my yard. I also have a beautiful strawberry bed; And blackberries grow in the field beside my house. There are plenty for jellies and jam, to eat fresh and to freeze. So I am very blessed!

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