3 Reasons to Eat More Berries

By Genevieve Cunningham

Healthy eating is a challenge for many people. When they think about balanced diets, they picture lettuce and celery and other tasteless “health” foods. But what if eating healthy could also be delicious? What if there were some foods that could bring major benefit to the body while still tasting absolutely delectable. Enter berries! Strawberries and blueberries and acai -- this is one food group that may fit the bill. If you’re interested in adding a little healthy sweetness to your diet, take a look at these three great reasons to add berries today.

They’re Super Healthy

Berries are among some of the healthiest fruit. Many berries are packed with vitamins, most specifically Vitamin C, which is great for the skin as well as the immune system. They’re also full of antioxidants, which are great for protecting cell production and function. Basically, many kinds of berries could even fall into the category of superfood. When it comes to eating healthy foods, berries are a great and delicious choice to add to your regular menu.

They’re Easy to Use

Berries are incredibly versatile. In meals, in snacks, in dessert ... berries can do it all. One of the best and easiest ways to eat them? Raw! Rinse them and eat. It’s really that easy. But if you want something more difficult, put them in a cobbler or a pie, use them as topping, or mix them with Greek yogurt and a banana for a super healthy banana split. Berries are so versatile … get creative and enjoy the flavor and health all in one go.

They’re Absolutely Delicious

Let’s not forget one of the best reasons to eat more berries: They’re so, so good! Berries -- whether it’s strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries -- provide you with a natural blast of sweet plus a tiny bit of juicy. It’s like nature’s natural dessert, and it can satisfy the tastebuds in a big way. When you’re craving something healthy and sweet, berries are the way to go.

Sometimes it can feel as though eating a healthy diet is next to impossible. If it’s not incredibly expensive, it’s boring, right? Not necessarily! Just get to the store and grab some berries! When in season, they’re affordable, and they’re always tasty. They make a great addition to any healthy diet, so enjoy guilt-free for the rest of your life.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Little Rock, Ark.

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