If you’re not already a fan of strawberries, you should be. Not only are they juicy, summery and delicious, they’re a bona fide superfood, too. Nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants (like vitamin C), strawberries offer a wide range of health benefits, some of which may surprise you.
The tiny strawberry is packed with vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and more. The heart-shaped silhouette of the strawberry is the first clue that this fruit is good for you. These potent little packages protect your heart, increase HDL (good) cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer.
In general, the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds, including strawberries, are infinite. As plant food consumption goes up, the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer goes down.
High fruit and vegetable intake is also associated with healthy skin and hair, increased energy, and lower weight.
Strawberries have a natural sweetness that makes them irresistible. In fact, if you a craving a summer treat and want something sweet and frozen opt for frozen strawberries to satisfy your craving.
Here’s a super simple recipe for strawberry Bonbons to try.
- Fresh washed strawberries (halved)
- Dip strawberries in yogurt
- Place on a cookie sheet with waxed paper
- Freeze overnight