Summer is bursting with berries all over the place! There are many different kinds — strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries to name a few — and each comes with their own unique flavors and health benefits. Some are thought to prevent neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Some help fight inflammation and cardiovascular diseases. They also have natural sugars and oftentimes don’t have many calories per serving. So head out to the nearest patch and pick some of these sweet treats to munch on this summertime!

  • Blueberries have high amounts of antioxidants. Because of this, scientists have been studying whether eating a handful of these berries a day might prevent cancers and diseases.
  • Other berries rich in antioxidants include strawberries, red raspberries, blackberries, and cranberries.
  • Recent studies have led scientists to believe that blueberries and blackberries may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. 
  • Strawberries are different than other berries because their seeds are on the outside of the fruit. The average strawberry is thought to have around 200 tiny seeds on it.
  • Because of its cool, wet climate, Washington produces around 95 percent of the nation’s red raspberry crop.

  • Trying to maintain a healthy weight? Eat blackberries! Each cup of blackberries only has around 60 calories, and the natural sugars are tasty, too!