By Dr. Janet Brill
Its official, the ultimate summer health food is affordable and can be found just about anywhere!
Red ripe strawberry red strawberries, deep purplish-black blackberries and indigo blue blueberries have reached superstar status.
Dig in to a kaleidoscope of color this summer and you will be doing your heart and your waistline a huge favor.
Berries are at their sweetest and juiciest during the warm summer months, and there are simply tons of varieties out there as well as countless ways to incorporate them into your summer recipes.
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries … the list goes on and on. So now is the time to indulge in these spectacularly delicious low-calorie summer sweet treats while they are at their peak season.
Sure to provide you with a burst of summer flavor, take note that all berries are low in calories and packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
One cup of fresh blackberries has a mere 62 calories, 1 gram of fat, 15 carbohydrates, 8 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein and only 1 mg of sodium.
Packed with disease-fighting antioxidants, berries are a perfect way to boost your daily summer nutrition.