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3 Berries You Need to Know Now

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Goji berries in a smoothie
There are 3 new fruits in town, and their health and beauty benefits are causing quite a stir. Here, FITNESS advisory board member Dave Grotto, RD, explains what all the buzz is about and offers a beginner's guide to the berries you've just got to try.
Mangosteen

Health benefits: Strengthens the immune system and has potent anti-inflammatories

Tastes like: A very sweet strawberry or peach (Some compare it to vanilla ice cream!)

Try it in: The Vitamin Shoppe Mangosteen Juice

Goji

Health benefits: Rich in beta-carotene and zeaxanthin, which protect eyesight

Tastes like: A cross between a cranberry and a cherry

Try it in: Nutritious Living Antioxidant Indulgence cereal (available at grocery stores)

Acerola

Health benefits: Contains citrus bioflavonoids, which help improve circulation and may prevent spider veins

Tastes like: Sweet cherries

Try it in: Goya Tropical Fruit Beverage, Acerola (available at most supermarkets)

 

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