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    • BERRIES- the yummiest Super Food!

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    •  1/15/2014 8:48:52 PM
    • Ok- Seriously...who doesn't LOVE berries???  Even my picky eater son will drop everything and run into the kitchen when I pull out any of these scrumptious super foods. 
       
      These colorful and beautiful fruits are definitely
      my favorite of the SUPER FOODS!
       
      They are rich in fiber and phytochemicals and low in calories, making them the most nutrient dense fruit.  Did you know that BLUEBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES and BLACKBERRIES are some of the highest antioxidant foods in existence?  Several studies have shown that high intake of BERRIES is associated with considerable risk reductions (up to 45%) for coronary heart disease.  It is also associated with lower blood pressure and reduced risk of heart attacks.
       
      The best thing about BERRIES, is they taste AWESOME!
      Dr. Fuhrman (Eat to Live) recommends eating them every day.  Even during winter, we can get our daily dose from frozen berries. In fact, I just came home to find my 18 month old, sitting next to the open freezer drawer eating from our bag of frozen blueberries.  With purple all over his hands and face, he looked up at me and smiled.  How could I be mad at that???
       
      Also remember that in addition to promoting heart health, berries also have anti-cancer effects and provide protection against diabetes and dementia.

      Quinoa with BERRIES

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