KAPOW! Now You Know: Strawberries

KAPOW! Now You Know: Strawberries

August 14, 2017

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Strawberries

Origin: France, Chile, Peru

Family: Roseacea

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Strawberries aren't only delicious to eat, but you can feel amazing about all of the health benefits you will receive when enjoying a juicy strawberry. These beautiful red fruits are an excellent source of Vitamins C & K, are high in fiber, folic acid, manganese, and potassium. They also provide us with phytonutrients and flavonoids and are packed with antioxidants. Strawberries provide us with anthocyanins which stimulate fat burning, and they are a fruit that is lower in sugar. Grab some strawberries while studying as they provide a boost short term memory. Making them a very special berry, enjoy!

Ease Inflammation with Strawberries

  • Source of c-reactive proteins which lower blood levels
  • Flavonoids in strawberries lower the risk of cardiovascular disease

Promote Bone Density and Health

  • Provide an excellent source of potassium, Vitamin K, magnesium, which supports and maintains bone density and health

Anti-Aging Properties

  • Strawberries are a source of biotin, which is responsible for healthy hair, skin, and nails
  • They contain ellagic the skin's elastic fiber which prevents against aging

Immune Boosters

  • Strawberries actually provide an excellent source of vitamin C
  • Boosts the body's ability to fight off colds and flu
  • Strawberries stimulate the white blood vessels which are our first line defense against toxins
  • The vitamins provided neutralize free radicals with their powerful antioxidants

Fight Cancer

  • High in flavonoids: vitamin C and folate, anthocyanins, and quercetin, strawberries are loaded with anti-carcinogenic properties
  • Defense against cancer and tumor growth

Fight Against Heart Disease, Inflammation & High Blood Pressure

  • Loaded with antioxidants that aid in neutralizing oxidants which contribute to these diseases
  • High in Vitamin C, potassium, which is beneficial for reducing heart disease, inflammation, and high blood pressure

Prevent Birth Defects

  • Strawberries provide women, with a source of folic acid which is a necessary nutrient for a healthy pregnancy and baby. Please talk to your doctor and take the recommended amount of folic acid while pregnant, strawberries are just a source

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Much love to Rebecca Hammond of Girls Get It - our go-to Nutritionist and Personal Trainer for sharing all this amazing knowledge.