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Berry Delicious and Nutritious

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One of the "berry best" foods to eat lots of — breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks too — is fresh berries.

They're not only delicious but berries are also incredibly nutritious. Just a cup of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or blueberries is rich in disease-fighting antioxidants and also contain vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and folate.

Berries are a breeze to prepare — just remove stems and leaves (you might need to cut them off of strawberries), rinse and they're ready to be popped right into your mouth — or blended into a smoothie, served atop your cereal, stirred into your yogurt or, for a special treat, baked into muffins, a pie or a fruit crumble (use oats or whole grain flour to keep it healthy!).

The only part that's hard:

Berries spoil quickly so don't buy more than the whole family will eat in a day or so. Look for berries that are plump, firm and brightly-colored; keep them in the refrigerator, uncovered; and don't rinse till just before eating, since dampness encourages spoiling.​