The Cancer-Fighting, Disease-Preventing Superfoods You've Gotta Try in 2014
Move over, acai and quinoa. Meet the new powerhouse grains, seeds and berries making health news headlines
A bright red, tart berry found in western North America.
Buffaloberries contain high levels of lycopene, the antioxidant that makes tomatoes red. Lycopene has long been associated with lowering the risk of lung, stomach and prostate cancer. Besides being easier to pronounce than acai and doing a solid for your insides, lycopene helps your outside, too. It's been shown to reduce sun damage by UV rays by whopping 30 percent in a three-month span. Anything that reverses skin damage and prevents cancer that is also edible seems like, um, a berry good idea.
How to Eat It:
If you're in the Dakotas, you can probably throw open your front door, step out onto the prairie and pick yourself a whole bushel o' berries, but other regions aren't so lucky. Buffaloberry isn't widely available yet, but, given its anti-all-the-bad-things properties, the dried version of the berry should be coming soon to a Whole Foods near you.