A berry, berry good fruit: Strawberries

Strawberries; a sweet soft red fruit with a seed-studded surface. Sitting as the most popular berry fruit in the world, strawberries are also regarded as an aphrodisiac by provincial France

Did you know? Once picked, strawberries do not ripen further… So choose medium-sized berries that are firm, plump and intensely red in colour!


Endless Health Benefits:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory (due to their amazing combination of phytonutrients; anthocyanins, ellagitannins, flavonols, terpenoids, and phenolic acids)
  • Stabilises blood sugar levels
  • Reasonable amounts of folate (B9)
  • Potassium-rich (helps to maintain normal blood pressure)

and last but not least…

  • Just one serving (8 strawberries) provides more Vitamin C than an orange…

A study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, subjects who consumed the lowest amounts of vitamin C-rich foods were more than three times more likely to develop arthritis than those who consumed the highest amounts. (http://www.driscolls.com)

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