Great Health Tip of the Day: Sweet Strawberries!

May 4, 2012

May is National Strawberry Month and there are many reasons to enjoy strawberries in addition to their delicious taste.  Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C (one cup contains more than 100% of the recommended daily amount).  They contain fiber, folate and potassium.  In addition strawberries contain many phytochemicals which may reduce the risk for cancer and heart disease.

Some great ways to enjoy strawberries:

  •       Slice and add to oatmeal or cereal
  •       Layer in a fruit parfait
  •       Pair with ricotta cheese
  •       Enjoy strawberry shortcake
  •       Toss in a salad
  •       Blend in a smoothie
  •       Top your pancakes or waffles