Berries are awesome. All berries are chock full of antioxidants. Current research is finding that the more antioxidants we can obtain from whole foods the lower the rate of cellular degeneration, which is a fancy way of saying lowering the risk of chronic disease development. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries are excellent. The darker the berry the more anti-cancer punch it packs. According to the Stanford Prevention Research Center, phytochemicals called anthocyanosides are present in blueberries and others. These are known to be one of the most powerful antioxidants to prevent cancer. In addition, ellagic acid is a powerful polyphenol found in berries, particularly raspberries and strawberries. Ellagic acid has been shown to significantly slow tumor growth in mice models. Try to get 2 cups of whole berries (not juice) per day.

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