Strawberries are in season now, get them while you can, and as many as you can!
Strawberries are one of the leading fruits for antioxidants. Given their unique combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, it’s not surprising to see strong research support for strawberry health benefits in three major areas: (1) cardiovascular support and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (2) improved regulation of blood sugar, with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, and (3) prevention of certain cancer types including breast, cervical, colon, and esophageal cancer.
Strawberries provide an outstanding variety of phytonutrients, including anthocyanins (especially cyanindins and pelargonidins); flavonols (especially procyanidins, catechins, gallocatechins, epicatechins, epigallocatechins, kaempferol and quercetin); hydroxybenzoic acids (especially ellagic acid); hydroxycinnamic acids (including cinnamic, coumaric, caffeic, and ferulic acid); and stilbenes (including resveratrol). Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidant-promoting vitamin C and manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber, iodine, and folate. Plus, strawberries are a good source of copper, potassium, biotin, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6, and omega-3 fatty acids.
At The Sprout, we offer MANY delicious smoothies featuring strawberries for your body AND tastebuds to enjoy!
On your next visit try:
- Freshman: Fresh apple juice, strawberries and banana
- Proberry: Almond milk, agave, banana, strawberries and blueberries
- Meal Deal: Almond milk, cinnamon, walnuts, strawberries, banana and peaches
- Berryland: Fresh apple juice, strawberries and blueberries
And MANY MORE!