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General – July 26, 2013

A Summer Of Berry Benefits

By Neka Pasquale, Founder of Urban Remedy

Happy Very Berry Summer!

Summertime is all about berries, and rightfully so. Berries are nature’s candy, sweet, tart, and full of nutrition! This season get your berry on, and incorporate these fruity bites into your daily diet to benefit your body’s immunity levels and circulatory system, and slim you down to your healthiest you. Plus, buying in-season produce is easier on your wallet! Oh yeah!

blueberry health benefitsBlueberries – Blue and good for you! Blueberries reduce cell damage, improve vision, and promote weight loss. They are the perfect treat to slim you down for your bikini beach moment!

raspberry healthy benefits

Raspberries – Purifying the blood, raspberries help your body’s leading detoxifiers, the liver and kidneys, working efficiently to cleanse and reinvigorate your digestive and circulatory systems. Eat a handful of these sweet, tart treats and keep your body so fresh and clean. Or, whip up a Raw Raspberry Cheesecake from our founder’s own home recipe.

Acai Berries – This superfood is high in nutrition, including omega fats, those trusty immune system strengtheners. Stock up on acai, and spend less of your summer sick!

Goji Berries – Go goji! Also known as wolf berries, these dried berries resembling raisins or cranberries are high in antioxidants, which rid the body of free radicals, pesky uncharged molecules that can obscure cell DNA and lead to cancer down the road. Goji berries, for the win!

Blackberries – PMS ruining your summer fun? Blackberries can help! These dark, antioxidant-rich berries contain plant-based estrogen called phytoestrogen that can actually reduces the symptoms of PMS, leaving you free and happy even during your gloomiest time of the month! Plus, blackberries have a perfect balance of sugar and fiber, to keep your blood sugar regulated throughout the day! Keep blackberries around, and have a happier summer.

Summer is here, and the berries are ripe. Sweet, tart, dried, or fresh, these fruits will give you a burst of nutrition and energy to keep your body healthy, active, and happy all season long. Grab a handful today for your sweetest summer yet!

What is your favorite summer berry recipe? Leave us a comment and share your berry love!

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