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9 Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

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9 Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

Every June when strawberries burst into gardens and markets near my home, I am reminded of my strawberry-picking expeditions as a child with my dad and sister. My mom agreed to make dozens of pies or fresh jam if we’d pick the strawberries needed. Well, that was all the incentive I needed to spend some serious time in the massive strawberry patches in the countryside near where I lived.  Nowadays, I try to eat fresh strawberries to benefit from their many healing properties. Here are some of the best reasons to eat more strawberries:

1. They’re antioxidant powerhouses. Actually, as fruits go, strawberries have the fourth highest level of antioxidants of foods recently tested. Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals linked to aging and disease.

2. They’re excellent sources of vitamin C which boosts the strength of arteries, prevents bruising, and strengthens your body’s stress glands—the adrenals—which require the highest levels of vitamin C of all organs or glands in your body.  Eight strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange.

3. Strawberries have been shown in studies to regulate blood sugar levels.  Eating one cup of fresh strawberries caused a significant reduction in blood sugar spikes.  Blood sugar spikes are linked with weight gain, mood swings, diabetes, and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).  That’s because the spikes are followed by plummeting blood sugar levels soon afterward.

Keep reading to learn about strawberries’ anti-pain and anti-cancer properties…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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11:10PM PST on Jan 15, 2014

amazing!

8:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Just love these delicious red plump berries packed with juicy flavour and goodness! Have even spent time picking wild ones which is quite the effort as these are far tinier than the commercially grown ones.

Remember back as a child that I picked and ate so many that my skin broke out in hives. That never was a detriment and now these can be gobbled down hive free.

Will certainly eat more of these lovelies and prefer to get them from organic sources because of pesticides or collect some of the wild ones. Hard to find for many unless one knows a source close by

Long live the juicy red berries which can be occasionally slathered in whipping cream with a touch of vanilla and maple syrup added...strawberry shortcake! Mostly just mixed with blueberries and some maple syrup.

1:10PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

we always have TONS of strawberries in the garden and plenty to freeze too! love them in so much

1:43PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Fresh picked are the best. Fresh strawberries are hard to beat. They are such a rereshing treat.

Marielaina Perrone DDS
http://www.drperrone.com

11:56AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Best enjoyed fresh picked from the field. Enjoyed some chopped in my bran muffins today. Yum!

11:56AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Best enjoyed fresh picked from the field. Enjoyed some chopped in my bran muffins today. Yum!

7:31PM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

Thank you., Like the part about prevent brusing.

3:54PM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

Useful information.

1:25AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

Thanks

1:25AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

Thanks

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