Who doesn’t love strawberries? They’re a sweet and scrumptious symbol of summer, but strawberries are not just a pretty face. They are high in ellagic acid, a phytochemical, shown to have anti-cancer properties such as preventing cancer cell growth. They’re also high in antioxidants, which fight free radicals and prevent them from damaging our cells.
Their high content of Vitamin C boosts the immune system – a strong immune system is your best defense against cancer.
Their powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities make them heart healthy, too. They’re also a good source of fiber, which is necessary for healthy digestion. One of my personal favorites, the Vitamin C in strawberries helps to keep your skin younger and healthier. Vitamin C is essential to the production of collagen, so eating foods rich in Vitamin C helps improve the skins elasticity. What’s not to love about that!
Enjoy them fresh or frozen, but be sure to avoid the sugary, syrupy version!
Here’s a great simple way to use strawberries, other than for dessert!
“5 Ingredient Strawberry Salsa” from Gimme Some Oven www.gimmesomeoven.com
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