Health Benefits of Berries
For a long time, berries are known as super-foods - they are rich in various vitamins, minerals, fibers, antioxidants and other compounds that are beneficial for human and animal health. Berries are only recently become object of strict, double-blind studies that show what are they good for and why.
However, studied scientifically or not, they are one of the healthiest foods around, and when you have chance, feel free to enjoy them, even if you are on a calorie restricted diet. In fact, if you are on a low calorie diet, berries are highly recommended, since they will keep your energy levels high, provide you with many beneficial micro and macro nutrients and will even please your taste buds, too! :)
More in-depth information about health benefits of various berries can be found in the following articles.
The Healthiest Berry in the World?
Although each berry has its own benefits, they often overlap, so it is rather hard to pick the best and the healthiest berry in the world.
IMHO, eat them as you like and according to their availability. Fresh are the best, but they are also available as frozen or dried. Processed berries somewhat keep their health benefits, but they are not even near to fresh or frozen ones.
Mixed berries - that is the way to go! :)
If you are looking for a single, compiled source of the most healthiest berries, feel free to check Michael Joseph's 20 Types of Berries and Their Health Benefits article (article opens in the new window) at Nutrition Advance.
Or read our articles, which are ordered alphabetically.