Berries are high in antioxidants like anthocyanins, which may protect your cells from free radical damage.
Berries may improve blood sugar and insulin response when consumed with high-carb foods or included in smoothies.
Berries contain fiber, which may increase feelings of fullness, as well as reduce appetite and the number of calories your body absorbs from mixed meals.
Berries are low in calories yet rich in several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and manganese.
Berries may help reduce inflammation and decrease your risk of heart disease and other health problems.
Berries have been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and help protect it from becoming oxidized, which may reduce your risk of heart disease.
Berries contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which may help decrease wrinkling and other signs of skin aging related to sun exposure.
Berries have been shown to reduce markers associated with tumor growth in animals and people with several types of cancer.
Berries can be enjoyed on most diets, as they’re low in calories and carbs and widely available fresh or frozen.
Berries have been found to improve arterial function in several studies in healthy people, those with metabolic syndrome, and people who smoke.