Eat This, Not That: Berry Edition

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Berries are a summer staple, and they are jam-packed with nutrition, too! Using simple juice recipes, you can harness the vitamins and minerals contained within summer super-fruits.

What to Know

Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are often juiced in combination with apples, kale, or spinach. This combination of berries contains a phenomenal number of vital vitamins and minerals. This simple summer juice has the potential to burst with folic acid and antioxidants, which boost immune strength. Berries are also known to reduce inflammation, thus decreasing arthritic pain.

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Summer juices all have one thing in common: they utilize the power of summer fruits. These essential ingredients can be found at your local grocery or farmer’s market. Buying produce in season increases the chances of its purity from pesticides and fertilizers. When summer fruits are purchased out of season, however, farms need to “beef up” their product in the harsher weather conditions, and sometimes use the help of chemicals.

Juicing is a simple and delicious way to ensure your daily nutrition intake. It is important to remember that vegetables or anything green should be paired with a sweet fruit, like berries, apples, or pineapple. This, along with lemon or lime juice, help cut the bitterness. Juicing can be trial and error, so do not be intimidated if at first you don’t succeed!

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Bridget Hennicke

Fordham University junior studying premed and psychology. Fordham cheerleader.