You guessed it I am speaking of the strawberry. I love this fruit. It has a beautiful bright red color and a juicy sweet taste. It can be mixed into a numerous amount of meals and drinks. These beauties can be put into smoothies, juices, and shakes. They can be used in cakes, cupcakes, cookies, tarts, pies, and ice cream as natural sweeteners. Lets not forget about jams, purees, salads, yogurts, and acai bowls. Who needs extra ingredients when it comes to strawberries? They can be eaten alone!
This fruit is low in calories and low in sugar. One cup of strawberries contains only 47 calories and 7 grams of sugar. Although protein content is low, strawberries certainly makes up for it in Vitamin C. One cup of strawberries contains 141% of Vitamin C. This means you can get natural energy AND beautiful skin. Strawberries are certainly a trigger to endorphins, meaning they literally make you happy.
Fun Fact: The strawberry was a symbol for Venus, the Goddess of Love, because of its heart shapes and red color.
Felicia Jackson is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a store manager at Daily Juice Cafe's West University location. She is on a mission to improve her own life and help her family do the same. Ultimately, Felicia aims to use her personal experiences to educate others about health & wellness and help them find a balanced lifestyle.
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