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What are some health benefits of berries?

People with high blood pressure (BP) who ate berries daily as part of a study saw a 7-point dip in their systolic blood pressure—after just 8 weeks of berry love!

Berries have a lot going for them: They're jam-packed with polyphenols, like flavonols and anthocyanins. Plus, they're loaded with vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber. With so much in such a tiny package, it's hardly a surprise that it took just 4 ounces of a berry medley each day to show a difference in the health of the study participants. Not only did their blood pressure go down, but their high density lipoprotein (HDL) ("good" cholesterol) went up, too.

The benefits of berries are still under study, but fresh berries definitely have a lot more than just great flavor.

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