Saturday, June 23, 2012

Those Sweetie Strawberries

How good do these look?!!

I absolutely adore strawberries. They're sweet and juicy and their shiny red color against their light green "hair" leaves and their delicate yellow seeds just SCREAM "eat me!!" (minds out of the gutters, pervs!)

Not only are the completely delicious, but ...

They Are Great For Your Diet. 

In only one cup of strawberries, you will get over 13% of your daily recommended dietary fiber intake yet that one cup will only cost you 43 calories! The dietary fiber helps to keep your digestion regular (aka. you'll be pooping regularly) and it also helps lower your blood pressure! So if your mother-in-law gets on your nerves ... Strawberry-Up!

They Are Anti-Inflammatory. 

Strawberries contain phenols which fight against many inflammatory disorders, like osteoarthritis, asthma and atherosclerosis (science talk: the phenols inhibit the enzyme cyclooxygenase in the same way that aspirin and ibuprofen do!) I must admit - I eat a TON of strawberries and I've noticed my asthma has significantly decreased (mind you, that can also be credited to my weight loss and exercising!)

Helps To Combat Cancer! 

Thanks to vitamin C, folate and (science warning!) the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol that they also contain, strawberries are a delicious defense against potentially cancerous cells.

Healthy Eyes. 

Scientists are saying that three or more servings of strawberries (and other fruits) per day can decrease the possibility of contracting age-related macular degeneration by over a third! "Eye" see another great reason to keep strawberry'ing!

Vitamin C.  

This needs no explanation. Ward off nasty colds, flus, and other viruses by stocking up on your vitamin c!

There are many more benefits to eating your strawberries .. But let's face it .. the biggest benefit of eating them is just that - EATING THEM!!


  1. "Eye" love this post! Har har. Great facts, and I like that your writing was in red and green, just like the berries! :D

    1. Thanks :) That's what I'm hoping to do with all my foodie facts .. color coordination!

  2. I love strawberries too! yummmm Rob and I going to go strawberry picking next week... they are so good fresh!

    1. Would you believe I've never been strawberry picking?! I'm hoping to go this year for the first time :) Today Derek brought home some fresh picked berries that Cass gave him and they are to DIE for!!

  3. You have never been on a hay wagon and pulled out to the middle of a field to pick fresh strawbs? What a treat. Just one more tip. Strawberries also make a great and inexpensive facial. Mash one strawberry with a little water. Put on a freshly washed face and leave on for a couple of minutes and rinse.