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Strawberry, Strawberry, Strawberries!

The Vegan Diet tells the tale of the mighty strawberry. Take a look:
Nutritionally strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, a very good source of iodine and dietary fiber, and a good source of vitamins B2, B5, B6 and K, potassium, folate, magnesium, copper and omega_3 fatty acids.

Healthwise strawberries are also a rich source of phenols like anthocyanins. These phenols have potent antioxident properties and it is said that they may help in the prevention of cancer and heart disease. The antioxidants with the high level of vitamin C also fight free radical compounds in the body which can cause chronic illnesses. Note that anthocyanins are found in fresh and frozen strawberries but not in canned and processed strawberry products including baby food (refer the U.S. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry).
Dr. Fuhrman digs them too. He considers them one of his top seven foods. Here’s all seven:
  • Black raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Flax Seeds
  • Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli sprouts
In general, Dr. Fuhrman things berries are amazing foods. From Disease-Proof Your Child:
Add berries to morning cereals. Make dessert sorbets from frozen berries. My kids love frozen strawberries blended with an orange or orange juice. We usually add a slice of dried pineapple and use our Vita-Mix to make a smooth and delicious strawberry sorbet.
And sometimes, strawberries grow inside tomatoes—not!
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Janice - September 25, 2007 10:55 AM

I enjoy a bowl of fresh strawberries everyday during season. I eat frozen strawberries during the off season. Of course they don't taste as good, but I like the health benefits. I also started taking a new supplement combining Flaxseed with cranberries. It is called Fruit Advantage Women's Formula. I am not getting my flaxseed, cranberry and strawberries, I will live forever. ;0

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