Give Us the Berries

by Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND

Give Us the Berries

Bright red color, sweet, succulent flavor—do field-fresh strawberries conjure up wonderful sense-ations of spring?

Strawberries are among nature's best source of vitamin C, a vitamin that promotes immunity, lessens cold symptoms, and helps your body use iron. This antioxidant vitamin may offer heart-healthy and cancer-protective benefits, too. Strawberries also deliver potassium, magnesium, and some folate.

There's more: Strawberries contain plant substances (phytonutrients), including quercetin, ellagic acid, anthocyanins, and kaempferol, that may help protect you from cancer and heart disease, among others. All that for just 36 calories in 10 strawberries!

Enjoy strawberries in a new way today.

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About the author:

Roberta L Duyff MS RDN FAND

Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND

Author of "Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Fourth Edition" and "365 Days of Healthy Eating from the American Dietetic Association" (both published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey).




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