Super food Strawberries June 20, 2018 – Posted in: fruit, healthy – Tags: fruit, healthy food, strawberries
If, like me, you love strawberries, the good news from the California Strawberry Commission is that they fall into the group of super foods that improve health and longevity, and are full of cholesterol-lowering antioxidants.
Past studies have shown that evidence exists that strawberries are one of the world’s most nutrient-rich foods. The studies revealed that the antioxidant power in strawberries can improve and maintain the effectiveness of cholesterol-lowering diets. High cholesterol is known to contribute to heart disease, and including antioxidant-rich strawberries in a healthy diet is a behavior change that is simple and delicious to make.
We are fortunate that California strawberries are grown and available year-round across the country. One serving, about a cupful, or eight strawberries, is not only rich in antioxidants, it is low in sugar (containing about 50 calories), and also an excellent source of vitamin C.
Enjoy as a nutrient rich snack, blend in a smoothie, or add to a decadent dessert.