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The Truth About Eating Berries: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much?

Many people believe that berries are one of the healthiest foods you can eat and for good reason. Berries are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. But is there such a thing as eating too many berries? Can you overdo it? In this blog post, we’ll explore the truth about eating berries and answer some common questions about this nutritious food. So read on to learn more!



The importance of nutrition cannot be overstated. Our body’s health relies on a steady supply and absorption, which provides for the well-being from within outwards! When we understand how certain foods can nourish us in different ways, it becomes easier to develop new relationships with these items as time goes by, even if they seem “unimportant” at first glance or taste.


Fighting off being rusty with Antioxidants 


All berries are extremely nutritious. Their main power comes from antioxidants. We need antioxidants to prevent oxidation from happening in our bodies. To put it simply, oxidation happens when rust forms. Therefore, we can prevent feeling old and rusty by eating more of the things that fight oxidation. 

You can tell if something is high in antioxidants by looking at it and seeing if it has a deep dark color – the reds, the blues, the purples. Berries have lots of antioxidants. They’re also high in trace minerals and they protect against the negative effects of stress.


Yummies for the Brain


Berries are brain foods. These colorful wonders can protect the brain from toxins and help reduce damage to brain cells caused by toxic materials and plaque. The specific antioxidants that help create the dark pigment of red and blue are called flavonoids. They help expand blood flow through the brain, enhancing circulation and protecting against different types of brain conditions. The antioxidants in berries enhance blood flow to the brain.


Happy Heart 


Berries are not only delicious, but they’re also good for your heart. That’s because berries are rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the body against damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cell damage and lead to the formation of fat deposits in the arteries. Over time, these fat deposits can harden and narrow the arteries, making it difficult for blood to flow freely. This can eventually lead to heart disease. Berries, on the other hand, help to keep the arteries clear by preventing the formation of fat deposits. What a tasty way to keep you out of the cardiologist’s office, yes? 


Recharged Fertility 


Barries also enhance fertility. They help to recharge the reproductive system if you will, in situations of “mystery infertility”.


It’s amazing how just a few simple tweaks to your diet can make all the difference when it comes to fertility. 


I had a friend of mine who was struggling with infertility for over a decade. Her husband just didn’t produce enough sperm. When my cookbook came out, they started eating more fruits and vegetables and her husband started eating six ounces of raspberries, every single day. 


And about a year later, she became pregnant. And to this day she says, “It’s those raspberries that helped us.” Just goes to show you that good nutrition is key when it comes to getting pregnant.


Detoxify the Heavy Metals 


Berries are often thought of as being little more than a tasty treat. However, berries are superfoods that pack a powerful nutritional punch. Berries are also great for detoxifying the body, helping to remove harmful toxins and substances. Berries, and wild blueberries, in particular, are especially effective at detoxifying the body of heavy metals. As a result, berries can be a powerful tool in supporting overall health and well-being.


The Tummy Loves Berries 


Berries can help improve digestive function and they’re an important part of building the prebiotic bacteria for healthy digestive movement. In addition, berries are a good source of fiber, which can help to keep you regular and prevent constipation. And, last but not least, berries are a low-calorie food that is packed with nutrients, making them an excellent choice for those looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.


Cheers for the Cherries

The delicious cherry is a natural remedy for your liver. It helps to balance appetite and boost energy levels.


It’s long been known that fresh cherry juice helps with gout, a situation caused by high uric acid. Eating cherries benefit the liver a lot by helping it cleanse the blood better. As the liver is responsible for cleaning blood, it can’t clean the blood as well as it should when it is stressed. This can cause dirty blood to flow back up to the heart.


Did you know that cherries can also help improve our stress response? That’s right, these little fruits are packed with nutrients that help support our adrenal glands, which are responsible for regulating our stress response. Studies have shown that eating cherries can help to reduce both physical and mental stress, and can even improve cognitive function.


If you find yourself experiencing cravings, try eating some cherries after each meal. The high levels of amino acids in these little fruits will help with your mood and well-being.


Health Fortifiers


Berries make us stronger and help us to be more resistant to change and stress. Wild blueberries are very powerful. They have a deep blue color that helps our bodies to repair and cleanse our cells. When we compare wild blueberries to regular, cultivated berries, we see that the cultivated berries are white on the inside while the frozen blueberries are purple.


The wild blueberries outweigh those regular cultivated blueberries really by about a thousand to one. They pack a much stronger, more concentrated amount of healing energy, and nutrition. With stress and processed foods all around us, we all can use a little bit more resilience and a little more inspiration.


When you bring berries into your life, it helps you heal. Next time you go to a party or somewhere, bring a bowl of mixed berries. When people see them, they might want to try some. And then you can share the healing properties with them by putting honey on top.


So, should you avoid eating berries because of the sugar content? No! We’d go as far as to say that you should be eating more berries. They are incredibly health-boosting and provide many essential nutrients for your body. However, it is important to remember that everything in moderation is key – especially when it comes to something as delicious as a blueberry! If you want help incorporating these little superfoods into your diet, schedule a discovery call with us today. We can help you create a plan that fits both your dietary needs and your taste buds. Thanks for reading – have a berry good day!



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Dr. Andrea Purcell

A trusted and well-respected Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Purcell has been in private practice for over twenty years. Dr. Purcell is a published author and has a women’s specialty practice for hormone balancing, weight loss, mystery illness, and gastro-intestinal concerns. Dr. Purcell assists her patients by identifying the underlying cause of disease and removing obstacles that impede the body's natural ability to heal. Drugs and surgery are used as a last resort. She believes that increasing health on the inside shines through to the outside.