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Berries, best things come in small packages

And this time we’re not talking about diamonds…

Almost everybody who is interested in nutrition knows that berries are good for you. They are generally considered as superfoods mostly because they contain concentrated amounts of the disease-fighting phytochemicals found to boost your immunity, prevent cancer, protect your heart, and prevent seasonal allergies. Berries are lower in sugar than many fruits, so they are less likely to destabilise your insulin levels.

In particular, blueberries have several known health benefits. They exert positive effects upon your lipid profile, reducing your risk for type 2 diabetes. And because of their plentiful antioxidants, blueberries are one of the best fruits to protect you from early aging. Blueberries have also been shown to alleviate inflammatory intestinal conditions, such as ulcerative colitis.

Recent studies reveal even more about how berries can protect you against illness. One study published in June 2014 identified a compound in black raspberries that suppresses the growth of tumour cells. Another recent study found that strawberries contain a compound called fisetin that may help prevent Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. Other recent studies found that berries may lower the risk of erectile dysfunction and that they may play a potential role in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and help with weight loss.

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