Strawberry Nutrition Facts

Strawberry nutrition facts? Yep, these tasty little morsels have a lot to offer…let’s check it out below!

Strawberry Nutrition Facts – Vitamin C

No, strawberries are not a citrus fruit, but they do pack a lot of punch when it comes to vitamin C.

Vitamin C works as an antioxidant in the body helping to promote healthy cell growth and to ward off those unwanted winter colds. 

In fact strawberries contain enough vitamin C to rival oranges for “who as the most”…! Eating strawberries is an excellent way to consume more vitamin C in the “food form” - which is even better because when vitamins are consumed in the food form, the body can better absorb and assimilate it.

Strawberry-Nutrition-Facts – Mineral Rich

Strawberries contain quite a few: calcium, magnesium, selenium, folic acid, phosphorous etc. Below we’ll go into detail about what these minerals are responsible for:

  • Calcium – is an essential mineral that the body cannot function properly without. Naturally, it is used by the body for good bone health, but it also lends a hand in help to maintain good blood sugar levels, helps with weight management. Making sure that the body has proper calcium levels in important.
  • Magnesium – this mineral pretty much plays a major part in all of the major organ systems/functions. Magnesium helps with heart health, kidney function, in muscle function…contraction/relaxation.
  • Selenium – plays a large role in a healthy immune system. Selenium helps build up the white blood cell count which helps the body to fight off infection.
  • Folic Acid – is a B vitamin that helps the body convert food into energy. Most all B vitamins are essential for healthy energy levels. So, it’s important that are consuming food that are vitamin rich – raw foods are best for that.
  • Phosphorous – the body requires this mineral for good health in…bones, teeth, etc… However, this is one of the minerals that you don’t want to overdose on. Excessive consumption can lead to toxicity, that’s why just the right amount is always perfect.

Strawberry Nutrition Facts – Fiber

Strawberries are not super high in fiber, but they do have a laxative affect on the bowels.  All in all, strawberries contain anywhere from 2 to 3 grams of fiber per cup. Fiber is very important for proper digestion as well as for the proper elimination of harmful toxins.

Strawberry Smoothie Recipes

A strawberry smoothie is definitely a favorite, their tasty flavor and their unique ability to mix so well with other fruits makes them one of a kind.

Check out our recipes below and enjoy

Strawberry Smoothie Recipes

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