Weekly Tip - Strawberries Top 5 benefits

Weekly Tip - Strawberries Top 5 benefits

Did you know strawberries are not actually berries and they are technically a multiple fruit (each seed on the outside is actually a fruit). They are part of the rose family and get their name from the straw that surrounds the plant to protect it from pests while it grows. ( A little general knowledge for you!) 

  1. Strawberries are a good source of folate - so an excellent addition to your diet before and during pregnancy.
  2. Low in calories and sugar than most other fruit, but high in nutrients the perfect on the go snack for the whole family including those with diabetes.
  3. Strawberries are high in fibre which keeps our digestive system functioning optimally and our gut bacteria happy. The fibre content can additionally help regulate blood sugar levels.
  4. Strawberries contain high levels of antioxidants which protect the cells in our body from oxidative stress and inflammation. This is important as it can lead many different illnesses.
  5. The high level of antioxidants found in strawberries may help decrease the growth of cancer cells.
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