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Amazing Health Benefits of Strawberries

by Cascade Ice on May 7, 2021

We’re celebrating National Strawberry Month all throughout the month of May! Because it’s such an amazing fruit, we want to share with you why you should jump on the strawberry bandwagon, and find ways to incorporate them into your diet. Here are just a few of the ways that strawberries are one of the best fruits out there!

Not only are they sweet and full of flavor, when in season, strawberries have amazing health benefits. Did you know that strawberries can protect your heart by increasing your good cholesterol (HDL)? HDL carries bad cholesterol (LDL) away from your arteries and back into the liver where it should be.

Strawberries can also lower your blood pressure. They contain an important antioxidant that gives them their vibrant color red color, and may also open up blood vessels, allowing for smoother blood flow in your body. 

Strawberries are also considered warriors when it comes to lowering cancer risks. Studies have shown that fruits in the berry family contain the most amount of antioxidants which protect the body from cell damage that could lead to cancer. Packed with fiber, antioxidants and high levels of Vitamin C, just one serving a day could ward off sickness. 

So how can you make sure you’re getting a good amount of strawberries this season? Buy local if possible, to ensure freshness and stay away from chemical additives – farmers markets and small, local grocers are the way to go! Slice them up and add them to salads, water, or even muddle them in your favorite low-calorie, low-sugar cocktail (we have lots of ideas and inspiration!) 

What is your favorite way to enjoy strawberries? Tell us in the comments below or share a photo! Remember to “like” and “follow” us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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