For this installment of Living Juice Ingredient Spotlight, we're examining the health benefits of strawberries! Found in our Red Radiance, strawberries are the most popular fruit berry in the world. They are available all year round and there are many good reasons to include them in your diet, aside from their delicious taste. They have exceptional nutritional benefits, and we will go further into some of these below.
Strawberries are packed with nutrients including vitamin K, vitamin A, flavonoids and dietary fiber. One cup of strawberries contains 13% of the RDA of dietary fiber and yet only contains 43 calories. Dietary fiber is of great benefit to health digestion and also helps lower your blood pressure.
Strawberries also have a high flavonoid content. Typically, anthocyanadins are the most prevalent flavonoid in fruit berries and strawberries are no exception. Strawberries contain a particular anthocyanadin called pelargonidin which gives them their striking red color. This flavonoid helps prevent inflammation, and has been linked to cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention.
Incredibly, one cup of strawberries contains 136% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Vitamin C has many known benefits - it lowers blood pressure, encourages a healthy immune system and inhibits development of ocular diseases such as cataracts. With all these health benefits of strawberries, what are you waiting for? Grab a cold-pressed, organic Red Radiance or try this simple strawberry and spinach salad recipe!