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Do add muscle with berries
Who says you can't enjoy fresh blueberries before the summer months? Or that you have to put cranberries away after turkey season? Squeezing more berries into your diet (think homemade cranberry sauce, blueberry breakfast smoothies and no-sugar-added blackberry jam) will help keep you sleek and slim. That's because berries are loaded with anthocyanins, phytonutrients that are believed to assist with muscle repair and may reduce muscle fatigue, too — a recent study found desk-bound people who ate black currants had less shoulder stiffness. As a rule, the darker the berry, the more potent the anthocyanins. And in the hierarchy of healthy fruits, cranberries, blue- berries and raspberries reign supreme, with some of the highest levels around.