Berries are among the healthiest frutis available.  The tend to be lower in sugar than most other fruit, and to have a higher concentration of nutrients.  There are so many to chose from, so which should you choose to include in your diet.  The general rule is; the darker the berry, the sweeter the benefits.

Blueberries & Cranberries

  • reduce inflammation 
  • prevent and treat urinary tract infections.
  • contain proanthocyanidin,a powerful antioxidant
  • contain D-mannose which prevents bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract.


  • contains vitamins C and K, folate, and manganese
  • reduces inflammation
  • improves digestion
  • suppoerts cardiovascular health.


  • contains vitamins C, A, B6 and iron and potassium.
  • The flavonoids in elderberry compare to Tamiflu, an anti-influenza medication.

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