Seeing Strawberries

Did you know…  Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C [just 1 cup 9 will provide you with approximately 140% of the recommended daily value]

Did you know…  Strawberries are packed with potassium

Did you know…  Strawberries are full of fiber

Did you know…  Strawberries are one of the best sources of antioxidants [ranked 4th among all fruits: 1. blackberries, 2. cranberries, 3. raspberries]

Did you know…  Strawberries are a rich source of anthocyanins [what gives them their bright red color]

Did you know…  Strawberries help to fend against heart disease, cancer, and inflammatory diseases

Did you know…  Strawberries contain a small amount of the naturally occurring anti-inflammatory substance salicylic acid which some researchers suggest might be responsible for decreased inflammation in the digestive tract of people diagnosed with inflammatory bowel diseases

Did you know…  Strawberries help to regulate blood sugar levels

Did you know…  Strawberries have been proven to slow the aging process and to stimulate brain functioning

Did you know…  Strawberries are a SUPERfood

Did you know…  Strawberries are a spring fruit

Did you know…  California is the nation’s leading producer of strawberries [and all berries are handpicked]

Did you know…  The best way to store strawberries is by putting them into the fridge soon after they’re purchased and waiting to wash them until you’re ready to eat them

Did you know…  Strawberries are super sweet by themselves but are even sweeter when covered in dark chocolate [in my opinion ;)]

Did you know…  I’ve consumed a container of strawBEAUTIES on average every two days for the past month [loving them for breakfast]

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Strawberry Sources:

myrecipes.com, Superfood: Strawberries

Oprah.com, 4 Ways to Get Nutrients from Your Food (Instead of a Pill)

The World’s Healthiest Foods, Strawberries

California Strawberries

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“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

~François de la Rochefoucauld

P.S.  For all you Hunger Game fanatics, check out these festive recipes featured on myrecipes.com!

Daily Memorable Moments

March 22:  Ryan and I met with our wedding photographer!

March 23:  I spent the day sick at home…

Question:  What’s your favorite berry?  Strawberries and blueberries for me 🙂

Question:  Are you seeing The HG this weekend?  I bought my ticket this morning to see it Sunday with a couple of girlfriends and Ryan…  I haven’t read the books so I really have no clue what to expect!

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8 responses to “Seeing Strawberries

  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I love strawberries!

    Sorry you were sick today 😦

    Feel better soon!

  2. Bri

    Allison READ THE BOOKS!!! Sooo good!!!

  3. Gotta love strawberries!! They were on sale up here last week and I enjoyed every bite of them. 🙂

    • Life's a Bowl

      They’ve been on sale here too [the main reason I’ve been buying them so much]- cheap never tasted so good 😛

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