9 Amazing Health Benefits of Strawberries

Who knew this sweet little fruit could pack so much nutritional punch! Shopping tip: choose medium-sized berries that are firm, plump and deep red; once picked, they don’t ripen further. As you’re estimating your serving size, keep in mind that eight large strawberries count as 1 cup.

Our Better Health

Magda Rod      May 30, 2014

Yes it’s that time of year again, when the berries are ripe for the picking and enjoying. Although they have become increasingly available year-round, they are at the peak of their season from April through July when they are the most delicious and most abundant. Some people mark June with the Full Strawberry Moon, which got its name because the Algonquin tribes knew it as a sign to gather ripening fruit.

Fragrant and sweet, strawberries are one of the most popular types of berry in the world — and for good reason. Read below to learn how these little sweet hearts can benefit the organ they resemble — the heart — and more.

  •     Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: According to a Harvard School of Public Health study, women who eat three or more servings of strawberries a week have a lower…

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