6 Healthiest Berries for Women's Hearts
Berries to the rescue!
Berries are bright, flavorful, and sweet superfruits that have a long list of health benefits.
These colorful fruits are high in antioxidants and polyphenols, which help fight chronic disease and cancer. And their health benefits just keep getting sweeter!
A recent study in the journal Circulation suggests that sprinkling just a few more blueberries in your yogurt or blending strawberries into your morning smoothie may help reduce heart attack risk.
Here are the top 6 berries for women's health.
These tasty berries are rich in polyphenols, which may help prevent cardiovascular disease and even cancer.
They contain high amounts of fiber compared to other types of fruit: One cup has about 7 grams of fiber. (The recommended daily intake of fiber is 25 to 35 grams.)
What's more, they're rich in vitamin C and contain a bit of iron, calcium, and vitamin A, too.
Bake them in a pie, spread them in a jam on whole-grain toast, or just eat them by the handful!
Try this recipe: Blueberry-Blackberry Shortcakes
Chocolate-covered strawberries are always a crowd pleaser and these ones are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. The recipe in this video uses dark chocolate and pistachios, which may help boost the health benefits even more.
These sweet berries are rich in heart healthy fiber; just half a cup delivers 4 grams. You also get 25% of your recommended intake for vitamin C and manganese too!
Raspberries are low in fat and have high levels of polyphenols, which help reduce heart disease risk. Try to sneak these into your diet whenever you can!
Try this recipe: Raspberries with Chocolate Yogurt Mousse
These tart little berries are popular around the holidays, but given the health benefits (especially for women), you should try to eat them year-round.
Among other benefits,