I love berries! There’s nothing like a bowl of cereal with a few raspberries added in, or some blueberries in my morning yogurt.
What makes berries so awesome is the fact that they’re loaded with healthy nutrients – such as Vitamin C, antioxidants, and more! You’ll find that berries are some of the best superfoods on the planet, but do you know which is the King of the Berries?
Let’s take a look at the top berries for you:
For sweetness and taste, you just can’t beat strawberries. Whether you make chocolate fondue, strawberries and cream, or just sprinkle a bit of brown sugar over sliced strawberries, this tasty powerhouse is your dessert berry of choice. It has more Vitamin C than most berries, and they have been linked to boosted eye, immune system, and bone health.
If you want antioxidants at a cheap price, blueberries are your best source. They were actually the most popular antioxidant food until Acai berries were discovered, and they’re still your economical source of healthy cancer-fighting nutrients. They can boost your eye health, improve brain function, and can even help treat Alzheimer’s.
Raspberries contain a nutrient called ketone, which is excellent to promote fat burning and a boosted metabolism. If you don’t want raspberry ketone extract, you can always benefit from ellagic acid – an antioxidant that can both prevent cancer and reduce carcinogens in your body. They can even help protect you from the sun!
Acai berries contain more antioxidants than any other food on the planet. They are higher on the ORAC scale (the scale that measures antioxidants) than many spices, and they have 33 different types of antioxidants. They’re also loaded with vitamins, minerals, and even Omega-3 fatty acids to boost heart health, reduce inflammation, and fight heart disease.
These Chinese and Tibetan berries are one of the latest superfoods to hit the market, and their high beta-carotene (Vitamin A) content makes them a healthy choice for your skin, eyes, and hair. They also contain germanium – an antibacterial nutrient that can boost your immune system and keep you from aging.
Of course, we can’t forget berries like the Camu Camu, Schizandra, or Maqui berries. These are also pretty awesome berries, but they’re harder to come by. You’ll have to go looking for them in specialty stores.
I also love mulberries, elderberries, blackberries, and cranberries, but if you’re looking for super berries the ones listed above are the best!