What a gift nature has given us with the delicious treat of strawberries. Measured by taste alone, these juicy red beauties are certainly something special.
Not only that, but your body also receives a healthy boost from the nutrients in strawberries, specifically when in juice form. Read on to learn more about the unique benefits of one of nature’s favorite delights:
A Glass a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Did you know that just one serving of strawberries could provide your body with up to 160% of the daily vitamin C it needs? Among the many other beneficial nutrients in strawberries are plentiful amounts of folic acid, fiber, and antioxidants.
The juicy fruit is also rich in vital minerals, such as potassium and phytonutrients—these sweet, yet tangy berries are wonderful when added to smoothies. A glass of strawberry juice will provide your body with immune-boosting power and properties of polyphenols and antioxidants. Making strawberry juice is super easy and is a great springtime activity, too!
Strawberries for Beauty
Try something new by adding one of nature’s sweetest fruits to your beauty routine. Did you know strawberries are wonderful for your skin? You may be surprised that it’s the topical application of strawberry juice that could have the greatest effect. On your skin, a mask made with the juice of these vitamin-rich berries could potentially fight free radicals and regenerate cells.
Nutrients in strawberries, like the anti-oxidant ellagic acid, can help reduce signs of both aging and acne. As a unique way to treat acne, the acidic strawberry could help take care of excess oil on your skin.
Can’t get enough strawberry goodness? The team at Tom’s of Maine has figured out that strawberry is also a great toothpaste flavor! Sure, it’s really for kids, but we won’t tell if you prefer it to mint!
A Healthy Vegetable Oil Substitute
There’s really no need to use potentially unhealthy oils when other, more flavorful options exist. If your recipe calls for vegetable oil, opt for strawberry juice instead. A simple puree of strawberries and a little water is a healthy substitute for those looking to avoid unnatural, processed vegetable oil. You get to make your baked goods or culinary dishes better for you while not sacrificing flavor: adding strawberry juice or puree to baked goods can enhance both texture and flavor.
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