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Top Health Benefits of Berries

Berries are one of the most universally loved fruits. On their own, in a pie, or to sweeten up a smoothie, you can enjoy them in so many different ways! Juicy and sweet enough to satisfy your sugar cravings, these little fruits taste so good, it’s easy to forget that they pack such a nutritional punch. Here are some of the top reasons we love berries so much!

Berries are loaded with antioxidants. In fact, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries have the highest amount of antioxidants of all commonly consumed fruits! Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body, which protects against cell damage and diseases like cancer.

Berries can help improve blood sugar levels. Especially when consumed with high-carb foods (or in smoothies) berries have shown to improve people’s blood sugar and insulin responses. That’s why we love including them in our own Ready to Thrive! smoothie cups!

Berries contain many vitamins and minerals, while still being low in calories. Most berries contain an impressive amount of Vitamin C, manganese, Vitamin K, and folate, all of which are important to any healthy diet!

Berries fight inflammation in the body. The antioxidants in berries contribute to their antiinflammatory properties, which help fight diseases brought on by chronic inflammation such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and obesity, among so many others.

If you're looking for an easy and delicious way to add more berries into your diet, our Ready to Thrive Energy smoothie is full of them! Grab it for breakfast, for an afternoon snack, or anytime you need a pick-me-up, and reap the nutritional benefits later!