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Eat Strawberries For Vitamin C — It Burns Fat

Seasonal Eats: Strawberries

In case you aren't already in love with strawberries, I have some reasons to get the love fest with this berry started! They are a low-calorie food loaded like a billionaire with antioxidants known as phenols. Phenols not only give strawberries their irresistible red color, but they also fill this berry with heart-protective, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. A veritable trifecta of benefits.

Strawberry season is here; so the cost of a pint should be falling and they should be abundant at your local farmers market. You want to load up on strawberries because they are loaded with vitamin C. One cup of strawberries provides well over 125 percent of the daily RDI of vitamin C, and having high amounts of vitamin C in your blood results in burning more fat. You might recall that organic fruits contain more vitamin C than conventional, so I think it is well worth it to splurge a bit on organic berries. Another reason to go organic with these strawberries is they have one of the highest amounts of pesticide residue when compared with other produce.

You can make some lovely strawberry muffins or mix the berry with balsamic vinegar for a new taste sensation. My favorite way to eat them, however, is straight up — not sliced, no extra sugar, no cream, I just pop them straight into my mouth — after giving them a good rinse of course.

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monica117 monica117 10 years
I wash them and then let them warm up to room temperature first, and then eat them straight. The flavor really pops when they're warm!
lady-T lady-T 10 years
love strawberries!!!!!!!! love them!!!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
p.s I need to stop coming by YUMSUGAR before lunch.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I am a sucker for strawberries. I love love love them. I can eat bowls after bowls after bowls of vanilla ice cream and fresh sliced strawberries.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
If you see them, buy Brown Sugar Strawberries! (extra sweet) no they don't have brownsugar on them, them must growin brown sugar...they are the plumpest, juiciest, sweetest strawberries EVER! _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
Bee87 Bee87 10 years
I couldn't agree more. I love strawberries!
SouthTxHottie SouthTxHottie 10 years
I know that Kathrine Zeta-Jones smashes the strawberries up and smears them on her teeth! It's said that the antioxidants the fruit contains, helps whiten our pearlies!
krisua krisua 10 years
Indeed, I like them best without anything as well! But the idea of SALADS sounds interesting. What else would you put there?
demeter demeter 10 years
I love strawberries! What's not to like?
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
my favorite fruit! good in every way! by themselves with sweetener, with peaches, blended in a smoothie, etc. so yummy, the best!
pixelhaze pixelhaze 10 years
Mmm. With chocolate fondue! They're also great in yogurt.
Food Food 10 years
I love them plain, or with my favorite yogurt (which is currently trader joe's organic vanilla bean, it's so thin and delicious!)... oh and baked into cake is good too!
aras8218 aras8218 10 years
We've been keeping strawberry's in the house since they came in season.I eat them plain or with pound cake and whip cream.
SU3 SU3 10 years
I agree, I love eating them plain. But if I'm in a parfait mood - I slice them up along with some bananas, top with FF vanilla yogurt and some Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal. MMmm.. Or I do like menthadict - strawberry smoothie! :D
menthadict menthadict 10 years
I lovee making purely strawberry smoothies!
SFKitkat SFKitkat 10 years
I love them plain, but if I need a little kick I sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar on them
kayleigh83 kayleigh83 10 years
Any old way! I LOVE them!! But my favourite is just plain too!
cutelilbunny cutelilbunny 10 years
I love my strawberries dipped in a tiny bit of chocolate. I'll admit, I've got a sweet tooth.
theworldloves theworldloves 10 years
I eat them right from the box!!! [washing them first, of course]. I love eating fruits fresh :]
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