Why you should eat fresh strawberries

Why you should eat fresh strawberries
It's difficult to resist a perfectly ripe strawberry, but did you know just how good they are for you?

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of fiber, folic acid, manganese, and potassium. They also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavonoids which makes strawberries bright red. They have been used throughout history in a medicinal context to help with digestive ailments, teeth whitening, and skin irritations. Their fiber and fructose content may help regulate blood sugar levels by slowing digestion and the fiber is thought to have a satiating effect. Leaves can be eaten raw, cooked or used to make tea.

The vibrant red color of strawberries is due to large amounts of anthocyanidin, which also means they contain powerful antioxidants and are thought to protect against inflammation, cancer and heart disease.

There’s nothing like fresh strawberries in the summer. Try them in this refreshing salad, which has an entire day’s worth of vitamin C.
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