Summer is when most berries are in season, so it’s the perfect time to use them as much as you can. Not only are berries delicious, but they are good to eat to stay hydrated. They also make you feel fuller so you eat less, which may help you lose weight. Berries have also been shown to increase mental acuity, reduce the risk for Parkinson’s disease, and lower blood pressure. Go to your local farmer’s market to find the freshest berries and start making these recipes. If you are experiencing severe symptoms from any medical condition, stop by your nearest Houston and Austin ERs for 24 hour emergency care.
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Oatmeal is one of the best breakfasts you can eat in the morning. Oats are full of protein and fiber and blueberries have a high concentration of antioxidants. It’s also been called a superfood, which means they have been shown to reduce incidences of cancer and heart disease.
Arugula, Berry & Goat Cheese Salad
This salad is perfect for a hot, summer day when you don’t want to eat something heavy. It not only contains blueberries, but raspberries and blackberries, which are also full of antioxidants and high in vitamin C. When you eat this salad, you are getting triple the amount of antioxidants!
Make this salad for a delicious and nutritious lunch to eat at work.
Strawberry Orange Sorbet
Light desserts like sorbet are great for warm, summer nights. With only four ingredients, this Strawberry Orange Sorbet is easy and nutritious. Strawberries are also high in antioxidants and can protect against cancer, aging, and inflammation.
Both strawberries and oranges are also high in vitamin C, so this refreshing dessert is not only packed with flavor, but it’s also healthy.
Make sure to take advantage of berry season this summer with these great recipes. When summer is over, you can still enjoy berries, just buy them frozen. Frozen berries still have a lot of the nutrients that fresh berries have, so you can have berries any time of the year.
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