Nutrition

Berries with benefits

Author: Canadian Living

Nutrition

Berries with benefits

This story was originally titled "Berries with Benefits" in the July 2007 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!

Things you should know about strawberries:

Your neighbourhood markets are brimming with local strawberries this time of year, and the berries are bursting with more than just flavour. In a one-cup (250 millilitre) serving, you’ll get an array of health benefits, including:  

• an impressive mix of antioxidants – powerful disease-fighting phytochemicals, including anthocyanins and ellagic acid (researchers measuring the antioxidant content of about 1,000 common foods ranked strawberries in the top 30);

• 100 per cent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C; and  

• three grams of fibre, plus folate, potassium and other nutrients. All of this for only 50 calories per serving.

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