Produce Of The Month
Strawberries are always a winner so whenever possible take advantage of these delicious and highly nutritious berries. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C which is needed to promote an optimal immune system function. Vitamin C is also needed to make the protein collagen which helps to keep your ligaments and tendons strong as well as your skin looking youthful.
Strawberries are a source of fiber and polyphenols which help to feed the good bacteria in your gut. Each different health promoting microbe needs a different source of probiotic fiber to stay alive and is another reason to add strawberries to your day if you have not enjoyed these berries in a while.
Strawberries are a great source of antioxidants which help to fight off excess free radicals that can cause damage and disease to the cells of your body. Strawberries are also a good source of potassium which helps to lower your blood pressure. Strawberries are also a good source of manganese which is needed to metabolize carbohydrates and fat and is needed to make connective tissue and bone.
Strawberries are very low in calories. There are approximately 53 calories in one cup of sliced strawberries. Next time you are in the supermarket make sure you add a punnet of strawberries to your shopping basket.