BERRIES For Lose Weight
Berries of the Rubus family include: blackberry, boysenberry, dewberry, cloudberry, loganberry, raspberry and wineberry. The loganberry and raspberry are the most popular commercially grown Rubus berries. Red berries contain phytochemicals: lycopene and anthocyanins. Lycopene is a very potent antioxidant, plus it helps protect against skin damage from sunlight.
The blue, purple and black berries contain antioxidants such as anthocyanins and phenolics. In a list of the top antioxidant foods, measured as the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) as units per 100g, blackberries measured 2036; raspberries: 1220; and blueberries: 2400 far more than any vegetable. For example, spinach is the highest common vegetable at 1260, or broccoli at 890. Berries are a potent source of valuable antioxidant benefits. They reduce the risk of various types of cancer, improve the health of the circulatory system and reduce the problems of excess cholesterol. Buy or grow the beautiful big berry benefits. Refer to section entitled as Strawberries for the strawberry benefits. Try berries and ice cream for a cool and fabulous party dessert!
NOTE: d.v. refers to the daily value for women 25-50 years, refer to RDI chart for adult male and child values.
GLYCEMIC CALORIES – total: 56 kcal. per 100 grams
INDEX: 65 Calories from: Carb: 52 Protein: 3 Fat: 1
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