Berry good for you

Berries are a particularly rich source of vitamin C and compounds called polyphenols. New research from the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki in Finland shows that eating moderate amounts of berries improved cholesterol levels and lowered blood pressure. The results indicate that regular consumption of berries may play a role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Other sources of polyphenols include cocoa, tea and red wine.

Erlund I, Koli R, Alfthan G, Marniemi J, Puukka P, Mustonen P, Mattila P, Jula A. 2008. Favorable effects of berry consumption on platelet function, blood pressure, and HDL cholesterol. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  87 (2) 323-331.