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Lately, I’ve gained a growing affinity to blackberries, eating them especially for breakfast with my coffee. There’s something about the playfulness as the individual chambers separate and dissolve in your mouth, giving way to a tangy/sweet goodness.  Then you’re left with tiny seeds you must demolish and eat. Most people don’t like this step, but let’s get over it and handle business, ok?

So here’s some nutritional 411 of why we should eat blackberries.

  1. Blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels, which lowers the risk of cancers when consumed as it is.
  2. Tightens tissue, which makes your skin youthful.
  3. Prolonged consumption leads to better memory and alertness of your brain.
  4. Bramleberries reduce intestinal inflammation, alleviates hemorrhoids and effects of diarrhea.
  5. Contains bioflavonoids, Vitamin C and Vitamin K, Vitamin E, folate, fiber, potassium, copper, and magnesium. Additionally, it is low in sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fat.

So, the downside? the bad side? the other side of the metaphorical coin? They are expensive! Supposedly, they’re hard to grow, hard to harvest, and aren’t plentiful, so the demand yields higher prices. Ugh. Boo.

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