Strawberries are a gift from mother nature to mankind. They are probably the ultimate snack. Here are a few reasons why you should be eating more:
ONE A 1-cup serving (8 strawberries) has less than 50 calories!
TWO That single serving has less than 3 teaspoons of sugars. It also has 3 grams worth of fiber to help mitigate any blood sugar spikes.
THREE Consume only six to eight berries and you’re done with your vitamin C needs for an entire day!
FOUR Ripe strawberries are so sweet that you don’t need to add any sugar or dip them in chocolate to improve their taste. They are perfect!
FIVE Strawberries are a top contender for “antioxidant powerhouse of the year” award. Rich with red pigment anthocyanins, strawberries may have the power to ward of disease such as cancer.
Strawberries are available year round, but during theses summer months fresh local berries are available at low prices.
KISS fact: When in season, buy a lot and freeze them so when winter is here you will still have a supply of good tasting berries. Adding a little frozen strawberries to a shake is great way to use them.