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9 Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

4. Strawberries have anti-inflammatory and anti-pain properties.  Studies show that they lower levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP).  One study showed that they need to been consumed at least 3 times per week to capitalize on their anti-inflammatory nature.  But, since they taste so good, that’s not likely to be a problem for most people.

5. They’ve been proven helpful in the management of heart disease and arthritis.

6. Strawberries contain anthocyanins which stimulate the burning of stored fat in the body to use as fuel.  Research published in The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed reduces weight gain in animals fed a high fat diet.  Research also shows anthocyanins boost short-term memory by 100 percent in eight weeks.

7. They have anti-cancer properties.  Their flavonoid content causes the body to interfere with the stages of development of cancer cells, preventing their ability to multiply.

8. Strawberries’ phenolic acids demonstrate anti-allergenic properties, meaning they help reduce the biochemical processes that are linked to allergic reactions.  Of course, as with any food, some people are allergic to strawberries, so if you suspect an allergy you should avoid them.

9. They’re delicious and versatile. Add fresh or frozen strawberries to smoothies, shakes, or blender “juices.”  Top whole grain waffles or pancakes with fresh strawberries, blend them with avocado to create a delicious pudding, or just enjoy them on their own.

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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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