Many of the breakfasts and snacks in The Supermarket Diet call for berries. Here's why:
Blueberries have powerful antioxidant compounds that may improve memory and coordination.
Raspberries are loaded with 4 grams of fiber per half cup, and they boast high levels of antioxidants (although not the stratospheric levels found in blueberries).
Strawberries are rich in ellagic acid, a cancer fighter. One half cup provides 57 percent of your daily requirement for vitamin C.
Blackberries are rich in a compound that helps fight cancer and inflammation and may also reduce the risk of heart disease. They're also a great source of fiber, at 4 grams per half cup.
Elderberries, black currants, and chokeberries are still scarce in the marketplace, but that may change as consumers learn about their high antioxidant content they may have 50 percent higher antioxidant levels than the more common berries!