Hi, y’all! How are my fantabulous readers doing?
And I’m excited to bring a guest post to you today. She recently shared freelance business tips on my writing blog, Writing the Cyber Highway (How to Stay Pumped When Working from Home), and today she’s bringing “Berry Good News” to you. Make Maria feel welcome, y’all! (She’s also recently discovered how wonderful fresh, raw juices really are!)
Berry Good News
By Maria Rainier
Hear ye, hear ye, listen up berry lovers! Berries have become the top of the “fruit” chain due to new research that has revealed berries to fight and prevent multiple diseases. Sweet, tart and tantalizing, berries are as good for you as they are good. Here are a few of the top of the top when selecting which berries to buy.
They’re little, they’re plump, they’re sweet and no, they aren’t smurfs. Blueberries are the cancer fighting super fruits that have become the heroes of the berry world. Delicious and worth every over priced penny, blueberries contain unique properties that help to lower blood pressure, prevent nerve aging, fight cancer, strengthen your heart and the list goes on and on. Most recently, the antioxidants in blueberries have been proven to neutralize free radicals and protect the body against chronic diseases.
Ok, so they aren’t a berry, exactly, but these tiny tree topping fruits are also topping the list of super fruits. The highest levels of anti-oxidants and highest amounts of iron found in any fruit, cherries have been found to significantly lower cholesterol and blood sugar and insulin levels. Cherries have been proven to stimulate the regeneration of red blood cells and cure anemia. Not bad for tiny, red berry wannabe.
Excellent sources of soluble fiber, vitamin B1, B2, E and C, blackberries are a circulatory systems dream! Nutrients found in these bubbly little berries have been proven to prevent cardiovascular diseases, dementia and multiple cancers. More powerful and effective than apples or strawberries, blackberries are gaining popularity in the health world and make a mean cobbler!
Bio: Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident blogger at First in Education, researching the best paying engineering degrees and what it means for the gender wage gap. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.
Thank you for sharing your berrylicious enthusiasm and wisdom, Maria!
Check out my Berry Blackstrap Smoothie Recipe. I LOVE this combo!
Disclaimer: The information in this post isn’t meant to diagnose or treat illness. Consult your licensed physician for medical advice.
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