Strawberries are great for that perfect summer feeling
Strawberries have a lot of vitamin C (beneficial for the immune system), even more than an equal portion of oranges. Of all the fruits strawberries have the highest amount of folic acid, a compound that is necessary to prevent anemia.
This sweet favorite is loaded with heart-protecting, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory phenols. Strawberries have wildly versatile flavor and compliment a wide variety of other flavors and textures, making them perfect additions to your smoothie.
Scientific research supports that:
- Strawberries are a rich source of Vitamin C
- Strawberries may decrease atherosclerosis
- Strawberries may lower serum cholesterol
Antioxidants inhibit oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when there are to many free radicals present in your body. Free radicals are formed in the body due to stress, fatigue, air pollution, smoking, alcohol and medicine use.
When free radicals are present in your body for long periods of time they can damage your body. Antioxidants make free radicals harmless, which lowers the levels of oxidative stress.