Berries for beauty

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 4:52 pm
By: News 9

By Amy McRee, NEWS 9

Ladies, a trip down the produce aisle holds some of the best kept beauty secrets. When it comes to your skin, there's no better pick than nutrient-rich berries.

Vibrant fruits translate to vibrant skin and better overall health when it comes to your body.

An article in Oxygen magazine offers up berries as the "10 minute beauty secret", starting with:

its antioxidants gives you healthy skin and a glow. They're also packed with vitamin C.

have phytochemicals, they help fight heart disease , cancer and cataracts. They're also known to help your muscles recover after a workout.

good for your skin & muscles, they also have the most antioxidants. Note the darker the berry, the more intense the flavor, which makes blackberries great for cooking.

all berries are high in fiber, but raspberries have the most; 8 grams in one cup. Remember, fiber is filling.

the cousin to the blueberry, may ward off kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

Goji berries
the newfound super food, full of antioxidants. Some studies show they may halt the spread of cancer cells.

You can eat those fresh, frozen or dried. Dried berries tend to be more concentrated in nutrients since the water is removed. Goji berries might be a little harder to find.