Blackberries



• Glycemic Index of 40-53; considered a low-GI food.
• The levels of vitamin c, potassium, and fiber found in one serving of blackberries is more than is present in most breads and cereals that are found on the market.
• 1 cup of blackberries has 8 grams of fiber,
• These berries are rich in anthocyanins, an antioxidant that gives the berries their color, which can present as purple, red, or blue. This and other antioxidants help to protect tissues in the body from oxidative stress and are known to be beneficial to heart health.
• Ingesting anthocyanins is known to help raise levels of good cholesterol, LDLs, while limiting levels of bad cholesterol, HDLs.