The BERRY GOODNESS of STRAWBERRIES = Healthy + Delicious

Last year, on my 21st birthday, Alex showed up with a crown, sash, bouquet of my favorite flowers and a cookie sheet FULL of dark chocolate-covered strawberries! (TRUE LOVE!)

~STRAWBERRIES~

I sunk my teeth into my first strawberry this season, and my heart raced when I tasted the sweetness of this succulent, red fruit that I had missed so much all winter! Strawberries are finally coming back into season and they are packed full of so many wonderful health benefits–and not to mention–TASTE! Let’s break down the 3 big ones:

  • Antioxidants: “Antioxidants in strawberries are thought to help defend the body against several diseases and conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological decline, and diabetes.” (Source 1)
  • Vitamin C: An awesome vitamin that helps with everything from immunity to anti-aging to healing wounds!
  • Fiber: So key for intestinal health, heart health and being regular!

When strawberries are in season, I devour them pints at a time! Strawberries are great to slice up and enjoy on top of your yogurt and Love Grown granola. You can add them into your salad or even throw them into your smoothie. Alex and I, however, love making them a vehicle for melted dark chocolate! Strawberries are also an awesome addition to fresh-fruit crisps! When strawberries are in their peak this season, I suggest buying A TON, washing them, cutting out the stem, and sticking them into your freezer to enjoy throughout the winter!

BE BERRY DELICIOUS! EAT STRAWBERRIES, LOVE FULLY, and LIVE FREE!

*Note* When/if possible–buy organic. Strawberries are one of those important fruits to buy organic because most conventional strawberries are sprayed with pesticides :(

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