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Health Benefits of Strawberries

05 July 2015 Posted by David Vassilakis
Health Benefits of Strawberries Strawberries are sweet, juicy and so good for you. One cup of strawberries contains over 100 milligrams of vitamin C, which is almost as much as a cup of orange juice. 

They’re also high in calcium, magnesium, folate, and potassium. And they're low in calories -- one cup of strawberries has only 53 calories.

Strawberries are also less expensive than other berries, such as blueberries and raspberries. Choose ripe, firm, brightly colored berries with no sign of mold or mushy spots.

Fresh strawberries are naturally sweet, so you can eat plain berries as a healthy snack. Or try some of these ideas:

Top a bowl of berries with a dollop of light whipped topping and a sprinkling of chopped pecans or walnuts.

Add strawberries to a bowl of whole grain cereal or oatmeal.

Top a salad with sliced berries.

Stir fresh berries into Greek yogurt.

Combine frozen strawberries with bananas and low-fat milk to make a smoothie.