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Super good for you!

They may be little, but berries are big on antioxidants!

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Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are powerful superfoods, according to Timaree Hagenburger, nutrition professor at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. They're rich in nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals, which may help prevent (and in some cases, reverse) the effects of aging, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer.

Berries are low in calories, high in fiber and contain vitamins and minerals your body needs to function normally. One cup of strawberries contains more than 100 milligrams of vitamin C, almost as much as a cup of orange juice. You need vitamin C for immune system function and for strong connective tissue. Strawberries also add a bit of calcium, magnesium, folate and potassium, and contain only 53 calories.


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