Monthly superfood -Strawberries – Divine, Delicious heart shaped and full of goodness.

Mmmmmm, I love strawberry’s especially when they are at their best in the summer. 

 

Out of all of the superfood’s strawberries are defiantly my favourite. They are so versatile. 

 

My favourite ways to eat them are:

 

A big,juicy,ripe bowl full with cream.

In a smoothie with bannana’s and blueberries.

Chocolate covered strawberry’s

With live yogurt, bannana’s and blueberries.

On the top of cakes.

Strawberry shortcake. 
Eton mess.

Homemade straweberry jam on scone with clotted cream and fresh strawberries on top. 

 

And so many more…….

 

Why Strawberry's are so good for you.

Strawberries are packed full with high levels of:

Antitoxins

Vitamins C and K

As well as providing excellent levels of

Fibre

potassium

manganese

and folic acid. 

Due to their high levels of fibre and fructose they can help to regulate blood sugar levels. 

The fruit isn’t the only part that you can use, the strawberry leaves can be eaten raw or also brewed to make a tea. 

Few fun facts about strawberries.

Strawberries get their beautiful, vibrant colour from a component called anthocyanidins which have many health benefits.

One health benefits of this amazing berry is that it can help to prevent:

Heart disease

 

Works well as an:

Anti inflammatory

Anti-depressant. 

Is low in calories

Has antimicrobial effects which can help reduce bacteria and parasites in the body.

 

Strawberry leaves and stem:

Natural digestive aid.

Contain vitamins

Helpful for those suffering from arthritis.

 

In the UK we are very blessed to be able to get strawberries all year through from different countries around the world. 

However, strawberries are at their best and in season in the UK in-between May and July. 

Strawberries are best to be eaten in moderate amounts. Even though strawberries and their leaves have amazing health benefits, they can cause an allergic reaction in some people. The effects are similar to hay fever symptoms. When the allergy is more severe it can cause an itchy rash. 

 

Strawberries have the following components in them:

Quercetin, anthocyanin, ellagic acid and kaempferol their antioxidant properties help to prevent certain cancers. 

Are safe in small amounts for a sweet treat for people with dietetics.

Helps to boost the immune system as they contain vitamin C.

 

Strawberries have so many other health properties so please research what these vibrant heart shape berries can do to improve for both your mind and body. 


Hope you have enjoyed  learning a bit more about strawberries with us.

 

With love, hugs and a little bit of sparkle,

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