Friday, June 3, 2011

May is here! And so this DELISH Food of the Month...

Mmm... I always get so excited for spring and summer to come JUST so I can taste these delicious fruits...


There are so many amazing kinds to choose from, its so hard to pick just one!  Here are a few great options and one fun fact about each.  Which one has amazing anti-aging properties?  Watch our video to find out!

Blueberries neutralize free radical damage to the body's tissues that can lead to heart disease and cancer.

Strong research support for strawberries show health benefits in three major areas: (1) prevention of cardiovascular diseases (2) improved regulation of blood sugar and (3) prevention of cancer, including breast, cervical, colon, and esophageal cancer.

Raspberries possess almost 50% higher antioxidant activity than strawberries!  They're also an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C, which help protect the body's tissue from oxygen-related damage.

Cranberries are most well-known for helping prevent and treat urinary tract infections (UTIs).  New research has shown that cranberry extracts improve immune function, and lower the frequency of cold and flu symptoms!

Acai Berries are widely touted as a superfood, with proponents claiming that they are helpful for a variety of health concerns, from cancer to weight loss.  However, research is limited, and many claims are yet to be proven by science.

My question for YOU is... what's your favourite berry and how do you like to eat it?  Best answer gets featured in our FOTM recipes blog post!

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