Nutrition Experts

Question:
I enjoy fresh berries all summer long. Are they nutritious?
Answer:
Yes, indeed. And aren't we lucky that something so luscious is nutritious, too?

Fresh berries such as blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are sweet sources of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants that help protect body cells from damage. Plus, fresh berries pack all that good nutrition into relatively few calories—only about 50 to 85 calories per cup, depending on the variety.

So keep on enjoying those berries. Below are some "berry good" ideas for meals and snacks:

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Pile onto cereal.

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Bake into whole-grain muffins and quick breads.

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Stir into yogurt.

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Toss into green salads.

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Savor with a splash of balsamic vinegar.

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Use as a topper for light ice cream or angel food cake.

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Pop them in your mouth plain.

Nutritionist Experts
Our Nutrition Experts are registered dietitians who hold master’s degrees and are members of the American Dietetic Association and several specialty nutrition groups. They combine over 40 years experience in food and nutrition science, communications and counseling, the culinary arts and the development of nutrition education materials. They are quoted frequently in the national media and have written about nutrition for many major magazines, newspapers, and newsletters.