8 Strawberries a Day for a Better Heart, Mind & Body

8 Strawberries a Day May Improve Heart, Mind and Body

Clinical research finds that eating a serving of eight medium strawberries a day may improve heart health, help manage diabetes, support brain health, and reduce the risk of some cancers. 

As we are all aware, all berries including strawberries, as one of the top ten superfoods for a diabetes meal plan because they are low in sugar, packed with vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fiber, provide a nutritious “Whole in One” for the entire body.

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Last year, new research indicated that an eating plan called the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, or “MIND“, diet can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by more than one third – and the secret was a healthy daily dose of strawberries and blueberries.

Naturally low in sugar, strawberries provide a unique combination of essential nutrients, dietary fiber and phytochemicals.  One serving of eight medium strawberries is just 45 calories and provides:

  • More vitamin C per serving than an orange and 140% of the daily value
  • A good source of fiber – 3 grams
  • Folate and potassium, along with a variety of health-promoting phytochemicals
  • Just 7 grams of sugar

Delicious in both sweet and savory dishes, or by themselves, strawberries are a versatile fruit that can be enjoyed in every meal of the day. By just adding strawberries to simple, everyday recipes, it’s easy to boost nutrition and make a difference in overall health.

Source: PR Newswire