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Aveen Bannon

There’s something about Strawberries

There is something undeniably romantic about the strawberry…. their Latin
name is Frugaria, meaning fragrance and they are actually a member of the
rose family; they taste utterly delicious and are bursting with nutrients
including Vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and fibre.

Strawberries are heavenly for your taste buds and are little angels when it
comes to improving the health of your body! The great thing about them is
that they are naturally so sweet yet they provide a multitude of health benefits
in so few calories….

Firstly, strawberries are a great source of vitamin C. One serving of
strawberries gives you all the vitamin C you require for the day! Vitamin C is
well know to help boost our immune systems but also it is involved in the
growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. Vitamin C also helps the
body absorb iron from non-meat sources like fortified cereals and green
vegetables. So top your cereal or salad with these little sweet nutritious gems
to helps increase your absorption of iron.

Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit to have their seeds on the
outside? And despite being so tasty strawberries can be used in beauty
treatments as an exfoliator for your skin and in some cultures for teeth
whitening! However it is because of these tiny seeds that strawberries fibre
content is typically higher than that of other fruits. Strawberries have one of
the best fibre to calorie ratios when compared to other foods.

Serve them with yogurt instead of cream, add them to your breakfast or top on
a salad. Their tastiness combined with the fibre and antioxidants make
strawberries a healthy choice…. And who doesn’t love strawberries!