Sunday, May 29, 2011

Super Foods





Just eight strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange!  A cup of strawberries also provides manganese, fiber, iodine, potassium, folate, vitamin B2, vitamin B5, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, vitamin K, magnesium and copper.   Few berries can compete with the strawberry for fighting a vast array of diseases, including fighting inflammation, controlling diabetes, to protecting cognitive function and improving heart health.  Yes, strawberries are that powerful!  The high phenolic content decreases activity of the COX enzyme (cyclooxygenase) to offer protection against inflammation-related diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.  Studies have shown that even in freeze-dried form, strawberries offer protection against a wide range of cancers, including breast and colon cancer.  Research has also found that regular strawberry intake could support folate status and heart health.

This info was taken from "LifeExtension" - page 10.

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