These antioxidant powerhouses actually have the 4th highest levels of antioxidants, as far as fruits go. They’re delicious and can be enjoyed as a dessert by themselves, added to smoothies or even in savory dishes like summer salads. And we’re in luck, because strawberries are in season.
- Stress busters: They are high in Vitamin C which helps to strengthen your body’s adrenal glands- which require the most Vitamin C of all the organs or glands in our body. Stress can lead to breakouts, so for clear skin, incorporate them frequently as a snack.
- ‘C’ for Supple: Strawberry’s high Vitamin C content keeps collagen and elastin levels healthy, keeping skin supple and youthful. Eat at least 3 servings of strawberries per week and incorporate a topical Vitamin C product to further stimulate collagen. 8 strawberries actually have more Vitamin C than an orange.
- Fat burning: Strawberries contain antioxidant pigments known as anthocyanins which signal the body to use stored fat as fuel, according to The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemisty.
What are your favorite summer fruits?