01 Jun '12, 12am

9 Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

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 ...

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