Updated: Apr 24
Several studies show that people who eat diets high in fruits and vegetables have lower cancer rates.
Now a large body of research suggests that berries may be among the most potent cancer-fighting fruits.
The main berries being researched include black and red raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and elderberries. Although blueberries have numerous health benefits, they don't appear to have the same cancer-fighting properties as other berries, researchers say. Berries contain a number of healthful compounds including
vitamins A, C, E, and folic acid; selenium; calcium; polyphenols; and compounds called anthocyanins, which give berries their color.