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Those 'superfruit' berries are still the best

The health halo that crowns berries - the original "superfruit" - hasn't slipped a bit over the years. Ever since it was discovered that berries have very high total antioxidant capacity, the public has had a veritable love fest with berries, making them its favorite fruit.

Of all fruits, consumer research finds strawberries the favorite among adults and kids.

Over the past decade, multiple research findings have supported the health benefits of berries, showing that they have a profound impact on chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and age-related mental decline.

Berries are low in calories, sodium and fat, and high in fiber, potassium and vitamin C. This profile makes them a perfect food for supporting heart health, normal blood pressure and weight loss.

- McClatchy-Tribune


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