May Dietitian’s Pick of the Month

Grown year-round in California, strawberries are a versatile superfruit that makes healthy eating easier. In fact, research suggests that eating just 8-a-day may improve heart health, help manage diabetes, support brain health, mediate inflammation, and reduce the risk of some cancers

Clinical studies reveal that strawberries are more than just delicious — they pack a potent cell-defense squad of vitamins, minerals, and phenolic compounds called phytochemicals. Strawberries are a terrific source of vitamin C, folate, and potassium, which are linked to health benefits like strong bones and lower blood pressure. And new research focused on flavonoids is uncovering their power to curb inflammation and prevent chronic disease. Flavonoids, a type of phytochemical, are responsible for a strawberry’s red color and have well-documented antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and antimutagenic properties.

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