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7 Super-Healing Summer Berries

Gooseberries

Gooseberries—the berries that resemble green grapes—help you to feel happier.  In recent research in the journal Experimental Neurobiology, scientists found that gooseberries contain a flavonoid called kaempferol that prevents the breakdown of brain hormones serotonin and dopamine. These brain chemicals naturally help us fight stress and keep our spirits up.

Strawberries

More than delicious, when it comes to disease prevention, these babies pack a serious punch. Not only do eight strawberries contain more vitamin C than an orange, they are antioxidant powerhouses. Whether you want to evade heart disease, arthritis, memory loss, wrinkling, or cancer, these berries have proven their ability to help. Plus, they’re just so easy to get into your diet on a regular basis. Try my 5-Minute Strawberry Sorbet recipe.

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3:58AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Treasure our natural resources

4:55PM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

Love all of them. I'm in the process of planting berry bushes on the property now, and hope to be able to harvest them in a few years.

11:19AM PDT on May 27, 2014

Thx

11:18PM PST on Jan 15, 2014

gotta love berries

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Delightful, have not had gooseberries for awhile, these used to grow wild when I lived on a farm. So did blackberries, raspberries and small strawberries packed with flavour. Just love wild blueberries that are all blue inside as well as outside.

3:21PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

I love gooseberries, but I have only been able to find them dried.

1:55AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

the first time I heard about loganberries... thanks

5:33AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Delicious and healthy - two of the reasons we have a certified organic blueberry farm. Thanks for the article!

5:21AM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

I absolutely ADORE strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries! Such a shame that they are not readily available all year long!

8:52AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

Especially the parasites that live on them have healing properties? Yuk.

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