Up Your Vitamin C Intake with Berries (Video)

Enjoy nature's candy and promote immunity

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Berries have earned their standing and some of the most popular fruits in the produce section. Blackberries and blueberries are best in July, so enjoy some from your local farmer’s market this summer and look for locally grown berries later in the year.

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Loaded with fiber, potassium and vitamin C, blackberries and blueberries are rich in antioxidants and promote healthy skin.

These nutritionally packed fruits are versatile and can be enjoyed atop your morning oatmeal, under the pie crust or even mixed with a barbeque glaze. Quell your sweet tooth and enjoy by the handful – one serving of blueberries if half the container, so you can indulge guilt-free.

In this video, registered dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, explains why these nutritious berries should be a mainstay on your grocery list.

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Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and Outpatient Nutrition Manager in the Center for Human Nutrition.
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