Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries are in! Great for Fertility, Endometriosis, and Much More!

I shop at Costco every week and I can’t help but notice that people were hovering over a section of fruits. I couldn’t see what kind of fruit it was because they were almost gone. You know the herd effect for people and how it catches attention so I went over. Strawberries! Luscious, bright red, juicy, and perfect strawberries! I was a little annoyed at first since people were trying to pick up each box and find the best box but the truth is, they were ALL perfect. I took one and ran with it hoping that they taste as good as they look.

The first box I got last week (which only lasted 3 days at home with my husband and I), was with the brand Saticoy Berry Farms from Oxnard, California. They were juicy and sweet as candy! I was just in shock at how good they were so we finished them all. This week, I went again and the previous brand was all sold out and they had two other brands. Calfruit from Eclipse Berry Farms and Driscolls (which we all know) imported from Mexico.

I immediately went to Driscolls since we all know this brand and was anxious to see if it was different from Saticoy. They were still sweet since strawberries are in season. However, it was not as fragrant as Saticoy. Today I opened up Calfruit and immediately I smelled a strong scent of “berry.” It brought a smile to my face! I took a bite and I knew I liked California strawberries so much better! You can smell the berries so strongly.

Whether you go with California strawberries or Mexican strawberries, you won’t lose. They’re all crazy beautifully red and sweet right now. Go get them because they’re in season!

In addition to strawberries, I also bought blackberries and blueberries. Blackberries are high in fiber (which is what we love in our endometriosis diet) and rich in vitamins A, C, K , magnesium and potassium. Blueberries are also a superfruit! They contain vitamins C, K, and B6, as well as manganese and phosphorus. In addition, they have a plant pigment called anthocyanins. What are these? Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds! With it packed in B6 and anti-inflammatory compounds, we’re sure to be shrinking our cysts!

I usually use a hand blender and blend all three berries together in the morning with water for a breakfast shake (but at room temperature since I’m on the warm and hot foods only endometriosis diet). Less than 120 calories, completely filling and a whole lot of good! Sweet and delicious, yum yum!

 

Calfruit – Eclipse Berry Farms

Driscolls – Mexico

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2 Responses to Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries are in! Great for Fertility, Endometriosis, and Much More!

  1. VictoriaB says:

    Not all fruit is created equal and it is important to remember that the blueberries are a prime example. It is very much like the wild salmon, the great source of omega, and farmed (cheaper) salmon which has none and is worthless and very likely treated with hormones to expedite and maximize growth. It is only the super berry we want (if that’s what you are looking for) if it is the small, wild grown type – cheaply available (I’m pretty sure from Maine) in Costco’s frozen section – much like this brand http://www.wildblueberries.com/news/faqs.php. The large hothouse cultivated berries lack the nutrients someone like me, an endo sufferer, seeks so I stick with the frozen wild brand. Absolutely, it’s great to love the wonderful seasonal fruit but for those who want it to really matter as a nutritional item, unfortunately looking closer at what we devour is a must. Getting extra doses of hormones from mass produced foods may actually do more damage to our already difficult condition.

    • hoghugs says:

      Thanks for sharing! I think the best to buy organic and wild is sure to be best. Avoiding all sorts of chemicals is most important as those are the ones that increases our problems with endometriosis and endometriomas.

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