These luscious berries are loaded with pectin, a type of fibre that can help lower cholesterol; they also contain cancer-fighting ellagic acid and carotenoids.
*Along with ellagic acid and beta-carotene, blackberries and raspberries contain other cancer-fighting phytochemicals: monoterpenes, catechins and phenolic acids. Monoterpenes also inhibit cholesterol production.
*If you're seeking a good potassium source, consider raspberries, which are superior to blackberries in their potassium content. This vital mineral helps to regulate blood pressure.