by Craig Weatherby
We thought our readers might want to peruse Tara-Parker Pope’s essay on berries, published last week in her New York Times “Well” blog.
It was gratifying to read, “The main berries being researched include black and red raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and elderberries”, given that our organic berry selection features three of these four fruits.
She quotes Gary D. Stoner, professor emeritus and former head of the Cancer Prevention Program at Ohio State University, who provides the practical bottom line:
“We think for the average American, probably the consumption of three to four helpings of berries every week is a good thing,” he said. “We know berries have so many effects on
processes related to cancer development. They are one of the food stuffs you probably should consider consuming every day, or at least a few times a week.”
The full article, titled “The Power of Berries,” is well worth a look.
To read about some recent research on the health promise of berries—including their brain- and immune-supporting propertie—search our newsletter archive.