Monday, November 9, 2009

Healthy Strawberries





Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits and we use them in our smoothie each day. Here are a few little tidbits of information about strawberries.

  • 1 Cup of strawberries has about 45 calories and is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
  • 1 serving (approximately 8 strawberries) provides 100% of daily requirements of Vitamin C
  • Rich source of phenols a powerful antioxidant that helps to keep the heart healthy, guard against cancer and act as an anti-inflammatory.
  • The USDA found that strawberries help slow the decline of age-related loss of cognitive and motor skills.
  • The nutrients in strawberries nourish brain cells increasing brain health and function.
  • Help provide a source of vitamin C and phenols to help prevent vision problems.
  • Good source of potassium and magnesium which help to lower high blood pressure as a result of sodium.


Sources:
  1. whfoods.com
  2. Hands and Knees Gardening Blogspot
  3. Hubpages.com - The Amazing Health Benefits of Strawberries
  4. Organic Facts - Healthful Benefits of Strawberries

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