What goes with fireworks, sparklers and the Fourth of July? Berries of course! July is peak season and the best time to select fresh berries for the most intense flavor.
Why All the Hype About Berries?
Believe it or not, berries provide the greatest nutritional bang for your buck. No other fruit can boast their benefits. While best known for their antioxidant properties, they also boost immunity, improve cardiovascular health and increase longevity, among many other interesting health advantages. Where do we start? Which berry is best?
Did you know raspberries are the most popular, whole food with the most fiber content? Why pay attention to fiber? It not only maintains digestive health, but can aid significantly in weight loss and help regulate blood sugar. One cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber and provides 1/3 of the recommended daily amount.
Looking for a boost of vitamin C to ward off a summer cold? Move over, oranges. Raspberries contain half of the recommended daily value for vitamin C in just one serving. Their rich color reflects their phytonutrients, which have anti-inflammatory properties, improving your body’s natural defense mechanisms. A berry a day may just keep the doctor away.
Raspberry White Chocolate Yogurt Muffins recipe
Enjoy this Raspberry White Chocolate Yogurt Muffins recipe and reap the berry benefits! AllWhites egg whites keep the protein content high without added fat, sugar and calories typical of muffins found at coffee shops and grocery stores. Just 207 calories per muffin. Browse all our raspberry recipes.
Blueberries, whether sweet, tart, tangy, fresh or frozen, optimize health with the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits and vegetables. These berries have superstar status and provide unique health benefits, including improvements in cholesterol, muscle repair and even memory and cognitive functions. New research suggests a favorable impact on blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, regardless of blueberries’ natural sugar content.
Egg White Smoothie Recipe: Blueberry Ginger
Cool off this summer with a Blueberry Ginger Productivity Protein Smoothie. This recipe contains one cup of blueberries plus AllWhites egg whites for the perfect blend of lean protein, complex carbohydrate and the wonderful health benefits of blueberries, all for just 124 calories. Browse all our blueberry recipes.
This very popular berry rivals its counterparts as an exceptional antioxidant source. Antioxidants fight free radicals, pesky substances that can build in the body and wreak havoc on your health. Strawberries can also regulate blood sugar response, improve cholesterol and increase cognition due to their anti-inflammatory properties. If you thought healthy omega-3 fats were only found in fish, you’re in for a surprise. One cup of strawberries have about 4% of the recommended daily value for omega-3 fats.
Low Fat, Low Calorie Dessert Recipe: Triple Berry Custard Cups
Beat the heat and choose strawberries for these low calorie, low fat Triple Berry Custard Cups. It’s a delicious dessert without the sinfulness of hefty calories. Just 101 calories and 1 gram of fat, for two custard cups! The recipe includes only 6 ingredients and fresh or frozen mixed berries. Browse all our strawberry recipes.
Berries are so low in calories, they’re the
perfect fit into one’s diet, especially with weight loss or weight management goals. These recipes provide ideas to keep great nutrition on track this summer. Stock your fridge with AllWhites egg whites and fresh or frozen berries and take advantage of good health.
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Sources: US Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition