Feb 18

Red berries

     
    Red berries are among the healthiest foods on the planet. High in anthocyanins, which are plant compounds that fight inflammation and cell damage, these tiny fruits are also low in calories and fat.

    Red berries are delicious as a snack, in salads, in cereals or for dessert. Including them in your daily diet can help boost your health.

    When we think of red berries, we typically think of strawberries and raspberries which are the most common red berries consumed. However, we overlook other red berries such as redcurrants and cranberries.

    There are many red berries in the world, however, recognising the right ones can be beneficial.

    Listed below are the red berries which contain high nutritional values.  

    Strawberries  

    They are luscious berries that are easy to find in every grocery store all year-round. They're also inexpensive and loaded with good nutrition.

    Strawberries contain vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, folate, and potassium.

    And they're low in calories – one cup of strawberries has only 53 calories.

    Raspberries

    Raspberries are beautiful berries that are best during the summer months when they're at their peak and most affordable. They're delicate and don't keep very long, so they need to be used quickly. 

    Raspberries are rich in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin C.

    In addition, they're low in calories – one cup of raspberries has 64 calories.

    Red currants 

    They may not be easy to find fresh, but you can find dried currants all year-round. Probably the best way to get a hold of fresh currants is to visit farmers markets in late spring.

    Currants are high in potassium, calcium, and vitamin C, and they're rich in fibre.

    One cup of fresh raw currants has around 60 calories.

    Lingonberries

    Lingonberries are best known in Scandinavian recipes and are often used to make preserves and juices. Lingonberry jam isn't too hard to find but you can find dried lingonberries online.

    Lingonberries are low in calories.

    They're high in vitamin C, magnesium, and fibre. 

    Cranberries 

    Cranberries are native to North America. It's easy to find fresh or frozen cranberries in most grocery stores.

    Cranberries are high in vitamin C and they have lots of antioxidants. They also contain compounds that may help prevent bladder infections.

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    This article contains general information regarding health and well-being. This information is not intended as advice and should not be treated as such. You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to advice from medical or educational professionals.