Run (don't walk) to the nearest grocery store for your stash of strawberries. They are a bargain considering all the benefits they offer. The Florida variety is out there! What is a superfood anyway? To keep it simple, just remember a superfood is LOADED with nutrients and has many health benefits.
If you really want to know, the nutrients found in strawberries are: vitamin C, manganese, fiber, iodine, potassium, folate, B vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin K, magnesium, and copper.
The health benefits of strawberries are:
- improve memory
- heart healthy (decrease total & "Lousy" LDL cholesterol)
- decrease age-related macular degeneration
- lower blood pressure &
- protection from rheumatoid arthritis
Ways you can enjoy strawberries in your diet are endless. You can include them at mealtimes or snacks and even desserts (shhh, I didn't say that).
Breakfast: top your cereal with them, add them to a smoothie
Lunch: add them to your salad of spinach, walnuts, salmon & more
Dinner: add them to a parfait of low-fat yogurt & pecans
Dessert: top plain yellow cake & if you want add light whipped cream
Snack- grab a handful anytime
Treat-dip in dark chocolate, it's a superfood if it's dark! Look for at least 70% cacao.
Remember strawberries can also be enjoyed frozen and freeze-dried! I love the cereal that comes with freeze-dried strawberries, but I feel they don't put enough. You can find freeze-dried strawberries on my Amazon aStore.
In case you are in this area, the Florida Strawberry Festival will be in full force March 3 - 13 in Plant City Florida (near Tampa). Also strawberries are on sale at Publix thru March 2, you get 3 one pound containers for $5! Not bad at all for something so good and healthy.
What are some ways you enjoy your strawberries? Or do you have any memories of strawberry picking?
Please share this post with your friends and family as strawberry will not wait, get them while they last.