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Why you Should Eat Strawberries

Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 11:26 AM

 You hear a lot about certain fruits, such as grapes and acai berries, that provide you with a significant source of antioxidants, which help to reduce the production of free radicals and prevent them from hurting your body.

However, one fruit that seems to miss the list is strawberries. Strawberries are full of antioxidants and vitamin C, both of which are excellent for fighting free radicals, which is why you should be eating strawberries.
 
Strawberries can help to prevent heart disease, macular degeneration, diabetes, and even cancer.

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Including strawberries in your diet not only tastes good, but it offers another option for preventing some of the health issues that many people face because of the development of free radicals in their bodies.
 
Including strawberries in your diet is easy because there are so many ways that you can enjoy them. When strawberries are ripe, they are easily enjoyed alone with nothing else added. If they are a little bitter, a touch of sugar can make them sweet again without disturbing the health benefits that they have to offer.
 
You can create a sumptuous dessert by making chocolate covered strawberries or wonderful milkshakes with strawberries and bananas or strawberries and pineapples combined. If you prefer to keep it simple and healthy, use vanilla yogurt and strawberries to create a smoothie.
 
Because strawberries can be successfully frozen for future use, you can enjoy them year round in whatever capacity you prefer. Use them for snacks, desserts, or combined in a fruit salad for some variety.
 
A cup of sliced raw strawberries has 49 calories and 12 carbs. The vitamin C equals 149% of your daily recommended value.
 
A study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health showed that participants who ate one cup of raw strawberries twice a week had better hearth health than those that didn't. In addition, these intervals showed a reduction in their total and LDL cholesterol levels, which also promotes heart health.
 
Perhaps the question shouldn't be why should you eat strawberries, but rather, why aren't you eating strawberries?

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