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These delicious snacks are in season late in the Spring in most of the US. They are nature's little miracle-tiny sweet bursts of flavor that have some powerful health benefits! Another benefit? Berries rank pretty low on the glycemic index, meaning you can eat these fruits and not worry about spiking our blood sugar.
Blueberries
Blueberries

Super high in antioxidants, blueberries are an easy snack to grab on the go or to throw into smoothies. When it's not in season, it's perfectly fine to grab a bag of frozen organic berries and used those in the blender instead. A new study finds that blueberries may even improve memory!

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Raspberries
Raspberries

High in vitamin C, manganese and fiber, one cup of these delicate berries will do your body some serious good. It is one of the highest ranking foods in terms of antioxidants and also have antimicrobial and anticarcinogenic properties. Eat these berries alone, stirred in some yogurt, or thrown into a smoothie or atop a salad.

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Strawberries
Strawberries

Did you know just one cup of these red beauties gives you 140% of the vitamin C you need in a day? Wow! But that's not all. These berries are super high in antioxidants and phytonutrients, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Strawberries can also help lower blood sugar spikes, so if you have a sweet tooth and you must have a little sugar, sprinkle a dusting on strawberries so you get the counteracting benefits of the berries to the sugar in your bloodstream.

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Cranberries
Cranberries

Cranberries in their whole food form, have incredible properties. We're not talking about the canned stuff or even the juice, but whole cranberries, which are delicious tossed in salads, smoothies or turned into whole berry sauce, are awesome. They help prevent internal infections, such as ulcers or urinary tract infections by grabbing bacteria and carrying it away. They also have many anti cancer fighting benefits. Try them!

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Grapes
Grapes

It is highly encouraged that you buy organic grapes given the widespread use of chemicals on conventional grape crops. Once you get to the good stuff, a grape is hugely beneficial. No matter the type of grape, these babies are packed with benefits. They have antioxidants, antimicrobial, cancer-fighting nutrients and they help improve memory and aging. Grapes are delicious on their own, with cheese, in salads or you can freeze them as a refreshing snack to pop in your mouth on a hot summer day!

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Blackberries
Blackberries

Blackberries have loads of fiber-8 grams in one cup! They are also high in vitamin C and folates. Believe it or not, the blackberry seeds that you eat as part of the berry, are high in omega-3s!

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