Time to Eat: The Benefits of Berries

Berry season is here and I can’t stop myself from munching on these bite-sized nutritional powerhouses. Not only do they taste great, they’re also loaded with nutrients like phytochemicals and antioxidants which are associated with preventing chronic disease. Plus, berries are loaded with fiber which keeps everything moving in your body and may aid with weight loss. Lastly, studies show the nutrients in berries may help slow the aging process… and who doesn’t want that?!

Personally, I like to take a bag of berries to work and snack on them in-between news shows. I also add them to my morning protein smoothie, hot and cold cereals, granola, and chia pudding.

My favorite berry of the moment? It’s a tie between the Mulberry and the Goji Berry. Both taste great and both have a ton of Vitamin C and fiber. All of the berries below can be found at your local Whole Foods or most grocery stores.

What are your favorite berries?

Goji Berries (serving size: 1oz or 2 tbsp)

  • Calories 100
  • Fat 0.5 g
  • Fiber 5 g (20%)
  • Protein 4 g
  • Vitamin C (250%)
  • Sugar 13 g
Golden Berries (serving size: 1oz or 2 tbsp)
  • Calories 80
  • Fat 0
  • Fiber 6 g (20%)
  • Protein 2 g
  • Potassium (14%)
  • Vitamin A (25%)
  • Sugar 9 g
Mulberries (serving size: 1oz or 2 tbsp)
  • Calories 90
  • Fat 0.5 g
  • Sugar 13 g
  • Fiber 4 g (20%)
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin C (130%)

Acai Berries (serving size: 100 g or 3.53 oz)
  • Calories 65
  • Fat 6 g (omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9)
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Sugar 0g

Strawberries (serving size: 1/2 cup)

  • Calories 23
  • Fat 0 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 0.5 g
  • Vitamin C 2 mg (75%)
  • Vitamin A 1 IU V(45%)
  • Folate 18 mcg (9%)
  • Potassium 120 mg (7%)
  • Sugar 3.5 g
Blackberries (serving size: 1/2 cup)
  • Calories 31
  • Fat 0.4 g (poly)
  • Fiber 4 g (16%)
  • Protein 1 g
  • Potassium (3%)
  • Vitamine C (25%)
  • Sugar 3.5 g
Raspberries (serving size: 1/2 cup)
  • Calories 32
  • Fat 0.4 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Protein 0.8 g
  • Potassium 95 mg (2.5%)
  • Vitamin C (27%)
  • Sugar 2.5 g

Blueberries (serving size: 1/2 cup)

  • Calories 43
  • Fat 0
  • Fiber 3.6 g
  • Protein 0.5 g
  • Potassium 60 mg (1.5%)
  • Sugar 7.5 g
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Benefits of Berries

It's a Battle of the Berries on this #wellnesswednesday Me and Brett Hoebel are talking about why you should be munching on these tasty bite sized treats Whole Foods Market

Posted by Liberté Chan on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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