Why we love Starwberries

strawberries, benefits, 27compassStrawberries are one of our favorite fruits to eat year-round, especially in summer. They are diet friendly and offer many amazing health benefits. The first garden strawberry was grown in France in the 18th century. Every since then, people have used them in salads, baking, smoothies, or eating them alone. Did you know that the heaviest strawberry weighed 250 grams (8.8 oz) in Japan? Talk about a big bite!

Why we love strawberries:

  • Super yummy
  • 1 medium strawberry = 4 calories
  • Low-calorie snack
  • 1 cup of strawberries provides 163% of your daily dose of Vitamin C
  • Boost immune system
  • Rich in potassium and magnesium, which helps regulate high blood pressure
  • Antioxidants and phytochemicals found in strawberries help to reduce inflammation of the joints

How do you like to eat your strawberries?  Let us know by commenting below

 

 

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