Strawberries have arrived in sweet abundance in the Midwest! Aren’t they beautiful? These pictured are ones I just bought at my local grocery store for $1.00. I love their flavor, nutrition, and versatility. And the good news continues…last week I attended a nutrition symposium where strawberry science was reviewed. The health benefits of consuming strawberries go far beyond the fruit’s high vitamin C and fiber content. Strawberries are also rich in phytonutritients that have cardio-protective and anti-inflammatory effects. These may help promote cardiovascular health, cancer prevention, and cognitive function.
All this to say…enjoy these delicious red berries! Slice them on top of your morning cereal or yogurt. Eat them as a whole fruit at lunch. Blend them into a smoothie at snack time or include them in a salad at dinner. You can also find some fun recipes at www.californiastrawberries.com. I think you’ll agree, there are many ways (and reasons) to enjoy their goodness!