Eating for Your Health: Blackberries

Eating for Your Health:  Blackberries

Well, here in Georgia, blackberries are finally ripening!  They are definitely my favorite fruit, so I am really excited.  I have to admit my excitement has nothing to do with their health benefits and everything to do with their flavor.  And, at least a few of mine will probably end up in some calorie laden unhealthy dessert, but most will be eaten right by themselves as a delicious healthy snack.

So, just what health benefits do blackberries have?

Well, they are high in fiber, which aids digestion and regulates blood sugar.  Blackberries also contain phytoestrogens, which can help reduce the symptoms of PMS and menopause.  And, they are high in vitamin C for your eyes and vitamin K to help you absorb calcium.  But, blackberries are probably most known for their high antioxidant levels that fight cancer and heart disease and even improve your skin.  So, blackberries have a lot more to be excited about than just their great taste!

 

Find delicious Blackberry Recipes at Cook N Guide by Daily Dish Magazine

Such as Blackberry Cobbler, Wine, Cheesecake, Smoothies and More! 

Cooknguide.com Learn to Cook Video Tutorial Series

 

Sources:  Health Diaries

                   Livestrong

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