With summer just around the corner, berries of all types will soon be plentiful. Berries are among the healthiest foods you can eat. They are high in antioxidants and have an enormous amount of nutritional value.

Blueberries are packed with Vitamin C and fiber. They also contain the mineral manganese which is important for bone health and a healthy metabolism. They are also known to be anti-inflammatory and mood-enhancing. Their powerful antioxidants help to lower cholesterol and the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Strawberries are also a good source of Vitamin C. In addition, they are high in Vitamin A and folic acid. Although technically not really berries at all, strawberries are a very good source of antioxidants and also contain anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer properties.

Raspberries contain compounds that are heart-protective as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. They contain specific ketones that may help reduce the production of fat in the body and reduce the risk of diabetes.

We serve berries at a few times a week – excellent antioxidants, but be careful to watch your sugar intake.

With all of these amazing benefits, be sure to indulge your sweet tooth with berries this summer. Just remember that berries are among the highest pesticide-sprayed crops so be sure to look for certified organic and then dig in!